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Hamilton County, OH November 4, 2008 Election
Judge; Court of Common Pleas; 6 Year Term Starting 2/10/09 Voter Information

6 Year Term. Salary: $ 110,050

To preside at trials of both civil and criminal cases; to supervise the jury commission, grand jury and other departments of the court

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Jerry Metz Click here for more information about this candidate 139,935 votes 52.95%

  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Courtroom Attorney for 27 years
  • Graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Order of the Coif (top 5% of class)
  • Graduate of Xavier University
  • Former lawyer-assistant to US District Court Judge
  • Protect public safety and essential freedoms.
  • Promote community and individual responsibility.
  • Preserve equality--treat each person with dignity and respect.
Fred Nelson Click here for more information about this candidate 124,345 votes 47.05%
  • Occupation: Judge
  • Graduate of Harvard Law School, with honors
  • Former Associate White House Counsel
  • Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Policy, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Former Majority Counsel, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Criminal Law
  • Formerly Of Counsel, litigation department, Taft, Stettinius & Hollister
  • Past President, Harvard Club of Cincinnati; former panelist, WCPO's "Hotseat"
  • honest, fair, and correct application of the law as written
  • fostering the protection of all citizens under the rule of law
  • encouraging fair and efficient resolution of disputes

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The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 5 questions on Pressing Issues, Implementation, Merit Selection, Evaluation, and Mandatory sentencing.

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Secretary of State

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