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Cleveland Municipal Court Judge, 1/3/2018

Term: 6 yearsSalary: $125,850Judge Pinkey S. Carr is running unopposed for her second term.
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Age 52
Education J.D. from Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Residence municipality Cleveland
Work experience Judge, 2012-present; Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecutor, 2002-2011; City of Cleveland Assistant Prosecutor; Chief Counsel and Law Director, 1994-2002
Affiliations Member of Mt. Zion Church of Oakwood Village; Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; Board Member of United Black Fund; Former Board Member of NAACP Cleveland Chapter; Member of National Council of Negro Woman; Member of Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association; Trustee for Association of Municipal and County Judges of Ohio; Member of National Bar Association
Endorsements Congresswoman Marcia Fudge; Mayor Frank Jackson
Bar Association Ratings N/A
Facebook http://pinkeyesq
Cleveland Municipal Court, January 2012-present
I began my legal career in Cleveland Municipal Court as an Assistant Prosecutor in the criminal division in March of 1994. After serving an assistant Prosecutor, I was promoted to the Chief Assistant Director of Law for Code Enforcement in the Civil Division of the Cleveland Law Department in April of 1998. Within six months, I was promoted to the position of Chief of Law and Employment, then Chief Counsel and ended my career with the city of Cleveland as the Law Director in January 2002, when former Mayor Michael R. White decided not to seek re-election. I was fortunate to continue my legal career in the public sector as an Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor from August of 2002 until December 2011. I was elected to Cleveland Municipal Court November 7, 2011. I was assigned to the Major Trial Unit, where then former Prosecutor Bill Mason assigned me to handle numerous high profile murder and rape cases. The last case I prosecuted prior to being elected was serial killer Anthony Sowell, who was sentenced to death. I believe that twenty plus years as an attorney working primarily in the public sector prepared me to serve as a Judge with distinction. I have not only extensive criminal experience, but civil experience as well. Being a judge for Cleveland Municipal is more than my job. I feel it is my duty to serve the community by ensuring justice is dispensed fairly and impartially.
I am seeking re-election to another six year term and because I enjoy Cleveland Municipal Court. Cleveland Municipal Court is truly the people’s court. For most adults, Cleveland Municipal Court is their first introduction to our criminal justice system.

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