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Ohio State Government November 4, 2008 Election
Justice; Ohio State Supreme Court; 6 Year Term Starting 1/1/09 Voter Information

6 Year Term. Salary: $141,600

Responsibilities: To hear all cases involving questions arising under the Ohio Constitution or statutes; to hear appeals decided by Courts of Appeals. The Supreme Court's decisions are final except in cases involving the U.S. Constitution, statutes or treaties.

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Maureen O'Connor Click here for more information about this candidate 2,966,416 votes 67.16%

Joseph D. Russo Click here for more information about this candidate 1,450,718 votes 32.84%
  • Occupation: Judge, Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court
  • Adjunct Professor, Case Western Reserve School of Law
  • B.A. & J.D., Case Western Reserve University
  • Ohio Judicial Conference Ethics & Professionalism Committee
  • Ohio Judicial Conference Judicial Mentoring Committee
  • "Recommended" Rating from the Ohio State Bar Association
  • "3.5/4.0" Rating from the Judicial Ratings Coalition/
  • Campaign Finance Reform for Ohio Judicial Candidates
  • Open Criminal Discovery with the Protection of Witnesses and Victim Information
  • Collection, Analysis and Dissemination of Racial Diversity Criminal Sentencing Data

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The League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area has asked all candidates for this office to respond to 2 questions on Campaign Contributions and Access to Legal System.

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