As you may have seen in today’s Dispatch, yesterday was the primary-election filing deadline to run for office in November 2012. And, the filing deadline confirmed that four Franklin County Court of Common Pleas (general division) judges are running uncontested: Judge David Cain, Judge Stephen McIntosh, Judge Guy Reece, and Judge Charles Schneider will run uncontested for terms that do not expire until January 2019.
The one contested race on the common pleas general division bench is for Judge John Bessey‘s seat. That race pits Democrat Kim Brown, a partner at Bricker & Eckler, who has a construction and litigation practice, against Republican Valoria C. Hoover, a partner-in-charge of the Columbus office of the Cleveland firm of Kohrman Jackson & Krantz LLP.
Other uncontested races in Franklin County include common pleas clerk, Maryellen O’Shaughnessy (D), Common Pleas domestic division judges Elizabeth Gill (D), Chris Geer (R), and Jim Mason (R). In addition, Ron O’Brien (R) is running unopposed for another term as county Prosecutor.
I’ll post separately with information about the Ohio Supreme Court races.