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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, 1/7/2021

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. Incumbent Nancy Margaret Russo was the only candidate in the Democratic Party primary and will be the only candidate on the November 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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