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Hamilton County, OH November 2, 2004 Election
Prosecuting Attorney; County of Hamilton Voter Information

4 Year Term. Salary: $103,450

To investigate and prosecute crimes committed within the county, defend the county in court, and to give legal advise to county agencies and townships.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Joesph T. Deters (write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate 126,061 votes 57.01%

  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Ohio Treasurer of State
  • Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
  • Ass't Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney
  • Juris Doctor, University of Cincinnati
  • BA, Political Science, University of Cincinnati
  • Governor's Ohio Organized Crime Commission Member
  • Vigorous prosecution of violent criminals
  • Concern for victims of crime
  • Refusal to plea bargain serious crimes involving use of guns or death penalty cases
Fanon Adeyemi Rucker (write-in) Click here for more information about this candidate 95,042 votes 42.99%
  • Occupation: Lawyer
  • J.D., University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • B.A., Psychology, Hampton Univeristy
  • Prosecutor and Law Director, Lincoln Hts
  • Prosecutor, Woodlawn
  • Former Assistant Prosecutor, City of Cincinnati
  • Trustee, Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Depoliticize the Prosecutor's Office
  • Restore honesty, integrity and trust in the Prosecutor's Office
  • Deal with all citizens equally, fairly and in way that promotes equal justice for all
James Melvin Rueger (write-in)
Michael K. Allen (withdrawn)
  • Party: Republican
Melissa Ann Powers (write-in)

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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, Top Priority, and Pressing Issues.

Nonpartisan Information

This year the office of Prosecuting Attorney for Hamilton County will have write-in candidates. To vote for a write-in candidate, write the candidate's name and office on the upper portion of the ballot in the area marked "WRITE-IN BALLOT". You must have the candidate's name, but it is not mandatory to include the office for your vote to count. If you forget, or are unsure of the candidate's name, you may ask a poll worker for help. The poll worker will provide the valid write-in candidate name and spelling, if necessary. When you are finished voting, fold your ballot over and place it in the ballot box.

Remember, you may ask a poll worker for help at any time.

Sunday, October 24, 2004 7:00p AIR TIME Hamilton Cty Prosecutor Forum Channel 48 - CET-TV Featuring a segment on voting information including how to "write in" candidates.
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Provisional Voting Cincinnati Enquirer CET WKYC Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library City Beat News 10 WKRC Business Courier
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