April 10, 2009
Judicial Candidates' Pledge Continues to Distinguish Campaigns
The Columbus Bar Association is honored to announce that all of the 2009 Franklin
County Judicial Candidates have signed an agreement pledging to adhere to the Code of Judicial Conduct and conduct his or her campaign in a reputable manner.
For the past twenty-one years, each election cycle the Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee of the Columbus Bar has requested candidates for judicial office to sign the agreement stating they will adhere to the Code of Judicial Conduct setting forth guidelines for conduct, which prohibit false statements and misrepresentations during the course of judicial campaigns.
The Columbus Bar agreement expands upon the requirements of Canon 4 to reflect a higher standard of conduct. The judicial oath requires judges to administer justice to all in a nonpartisan manner, to retain an open mind on issues or matters that may come before them and to be arbiters of conflicts – not spokespersons for varying interests of certain political or geographical constituencies.
The following individuals are slated as candidates for Franklin County Municipal Court Judge: Ted Barrows, Rick Brown, Julia L. Dorrian, Carrie E. Glaeden, Harland H. Hale, Paul M. Herbert, Mark Hummer, H. William Pollitt, Jr., Anne Taylor, and David Tyack. Incumbents Ted Barrows, Carrie E. Glaeden, Julia L. Dorrian, Harland H. Hale, Paul M. Herbert, H. William Pollitt Jr., Anne Taylor and David Tyack are not facing opponents this year.
“The Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee reviews campaign materials for judicial candidates to assure that the materials are truthful, do not misrepresent the candidate’s or their opponent’s qualifications, and do not portray the judiciary in an undignified manner. The purpose of the committee is to assist the candidates in complying with the regulations for judicial campaign advertising and to work to ensure that the public has accurate information to make decisions when voting to elect judges in Franklin County,” said Kristy Swope, chair of the committee.