Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, 1/6/2021
Term: 6 yearsSalary: $140,500There 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.Incumbent Robert C. McClelland of Shaker Heights, who was the only candidate in the Republican Party primary, is facing a challenge from Andrew J. Santoli, the only candidate who was on the Democratic Party's primary ballot. 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, JudicialVotesCount.org. If the candidates respond, voters can read their responses on that website or on Vote411.org.
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