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Hamilton County, OH November 8, 2011 Election
Judge; Hamilton County Municipal Court; District 4; Unexpired Term Ending 01/04/2014 Voter Information

Term Ending 01/04/2014. Salary: $89,000

Has original jurisdiction in civil cases (auto, neighborhood disputes etc.) involving claims of $15,000 or under, and in criminal cases involving misdemeanors in Hamilton County. Conducts preliminary hearings in felony cases.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Megan E. Shanahan Click here for more information about this candidate 20,215 votes 60.62%

  • Occupation: Hamilton County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Successfully prosecuted Delhi man who dismembered his wife.
  • Pioneered closed circuit testimony for child victims.
  • Supervising attorney in the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
  • Experienced prosecutor of more than a decade with more than 50 jury trials
  • Public Safety
  • Improve efficiency in the court to save taxpayer dollars
  • Respect for the law as written
Matthew Fellerhoff Click here for more information about this candidate 13,134 votes 39.38%
  • Occupation: Judge
  • Hamilton County Municipal Court (2010-present)
  • Attorney, Manley Burke (1994-2010)
  • Solicitor, Village of Moscow (1997-2010)
  • The Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, Kentucky, Juris Doctor, May, 1994
  • Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, B.A. English, May, 1989
  • St. Xavier High School
  • Tough, but compassionate justice

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  • 2011 Judicial Poll (PDF) - The judicial poll is a public service project for the community by the CBA. The candidates are rated in four categories.
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