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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, 1/3/2021

Term: 6 yearsSalary: $140,550 There are three requirements to become a judge in Ohio: a Juris Doctor degree, passage of the Ohio Bar and appointment or election. The Supreme Court of Ohio--the highest state court and the court of last resort--is responsible for the administration of Ohio's judicial branch. William Vodrey of Cleveland, who won the Democratic Party's primary last spring, is running against Kenneth R. Callahan for this seat. Callahan was the Republican Party's ballot replacement for incumbent Judge Phil Calabrese of Shaker Heights, who won his party's primary in the spring. Calabrese withdrew when he was appointed to the federal bench by President Trump and was confirmed by the Senate late in the summer. Judicial candidates run on party (partisan) ballots in Ohio primaries but run without party affiliation (nonpartisan) in general elections.Judicial candidates are sent questionnaires by another nonpartisan website, If the candidates respond, voters can read their responses on that website and on

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