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All of Hamilton County, OH November 6, 2012 Election
Justice; Ohio State Court of Appeals; District 1; 6 Year Term Starting 02/09/13 Voter Information

6 Year Term. Salary: $132,000

The Court of Appeals is essentially a court of review. It hears appeals from the Common Pleas, County and Municipal Courts. Decisions are final except in cases involving Constitutional questions, felony cases in which it has original jurisdiction and cases of public or great general interest.

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Pat Fischer Click here for more information about this candidate 167,161 votes 54.83%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Judge, First District Court of Appeals
  • St. Xavier HS. '76
  • Harvard Law School '83, with honors; Harvard College '80, with honors
  • Current President, Ohio State Bar Assoc.; past President Cincinnati Bar Assoc., past chair of CBA's Ethics and Professionalism committees
  • Former Partner Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL
  • Past President, Pleasant Ridge Community Council; past President Cincinnati Children's Museum Assoc.; past president St Ursula Villa
  • Trustee and Vice Chair, Visions Community Services; member, Beyond Civility project
  • Continue to author and join in the highest quality of legal opinions and decisions as I have done as a judge so far
  • Continue to Issue well reasoned and written opinions in a timely and efficient manner
  • Continue my efforts to educate the public on the importance and duties of judges in our state and community
Martha Good Click here for more information about this candidate 137,717 votes 45.17%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney and Professor
  • U.C. College of Law/JD (Valedictorian,1985); Brown Univ./Ph.D.(1976), M.A. (1972); Skidmore College/B.A. with Honors (1970).
  • University of Cincinnati adjunct professor & former professor at Miami University and Dayton Law School.
  • Circuit Mediator at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (6 years) and Law Clerk to Federal District Judge (1 year)
  • Past President & Board Member, Friends of Harriet Beecher Stowe House, PTA President & Board Member (past)
  • Dress for Success Cincinnati & National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. employee (past)
  • Volunteer Lawyers for the Poor
  • I want to give voters a choice, to bring balance to the Court of Appeals, and to ensure that each case will be decided correctly, strictly on merits.
  • As a Democrat, I will help end one-party dominance of the Court of Appeals making it more representative of the community it serves.
  • Work full-time to ensure that cases are decided in a timely manner and with a correct interpretation of the law..

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