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Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2012 Election
Judge, Juvenile Division; Court of Common Pleas Voter Information

Term Ending 2/13/15. Salary: $ 110,050

To rule in cases involving persons under 18 years of age. The Juvenile Court has authority in cases of delinquency, unruliness, juvenile traffic offense, abuse, neglect and dependency. The Juvenile Court may be part of the Court of Domestic Relations or the Probate Court.

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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John M. Williams Click here for more information about this candidate 81,701 votes 96.82%

  • Occupation: Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge
  • Presiding & Administrative Judge
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 10 years experience
  • Magistrate, Mayor's Court, 10 years experience
  • Hamilton County Clerk of Courts / Administrator
  • Board of Directors/Talbert House
  • 18 years of judicial, prosecutorial and administrative leadership experience
  • To continue to achieve excellence as a Court by providing quality services for the positive development of children.
  • To provide for the safety of the community.
  • The assist in the preservation of the family unit.
WILLIAM D. "BILL" BELL, SR. (Write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate 2,686 votes 3.18%
  • Occupation: ATTORNEY AT LAW
  • JD Univ. of ILL; BS- Accountancy Univ. of ILL
  • Staff Attorney, U.S. 6th Cir. of Appeals; Asst..
  • Professor of Law, UC Law School and Chase
  • Goldman Teaching Award; Cini Bar. Assoc.
  • Forward Together Diversity Award; Order of
  • the Coif; Host of "Is It Legal" Public TV
  • I believe all litigants should be treated fairly.
  • Juvenile Court should assist our youths to become productive.
  • Parents/ Guardians should be at all essential hearings.

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