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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 02/11/13 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.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Pat DeWine Click here for more information about this candidate 196,670 votes 61.25%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Judge, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas
  • I have handled thousands of cases as a trial court judge
  • I served as a practicing attorney for over 13 years at the law firm of Keating, Muething & Klekamp
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable David A. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Nine years of local government experience dealing with neighborhood issues as a Hamilton County Commissioner and a member of Cincinnati City Council
  • B.S., B.A. - Miami University, graduated summa cum laude with a perfect 4.0 G.P.A..
  • J.D. - University of Michigan Law School, graduated in the top ten percent of class with Order of the Coif honors
  • Utilize judicial experience to ensure that the law is applied fairly and impartially
  • Maintain the safety of our communities through the fair application of the law
  • Manage caseload efficiently to ensure that litigants aren't unfairly burdened
Bruce B. Whitman Click here for more information about this candidate 124,424 votes 38.75%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Attorney
  • Beyond the basic minimal qualifications, I have practiced general trial law in Hamilton County, Ohio since November 1980
  • including experience in criminal and civil law in the Court of Common Pleas.
  • I have tried and settled many cases in front of judges, juries and administrative bodies.
  • I have an AV rating from Martindale Hubbell
  • I am a Trustee of the Southwest Ohio Trial Lawyers Ass'n.
  • I will be a voice for equal and constitutional access to the courts;
  • I will protect the public safety in a common sense manner; and
  • I will provide an open, professional and robust atmosphere for the 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 3 questions on Qualifications, Adminstration of justice, and Judical Independence.

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