Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, unexpired term ending 1/2/2023
Term: 2 years to complete a 6-year termSalary: $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 Wanda C. Jones of Solon is running this fall to complete the final two years of the term she was appointed to in December 2018 by former Gov. John Kasich. The seat had opened when Michael C. Donnelly, a Democrat, was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. Jones was the sole candidate on the Republican Party's primary ballot last spring. Richard A. Bell, also of Solon, defeated two other Democrats in that party's primary. He is running against Jones this fall. 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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