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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Probate Division, 2/9/2021

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. Only one candidate, incumbent Laura J. Gallagher, ran in the Democratic Party primary. No candidate ran in the Republican Party primary. So Gallagher is running unopposed this fall. Judicial candidates run on partisan (party) ballots in primaries and on nonpartisan and on nonpartisan ballots in the general election.Judicial candidates are sent questionnaires by another nonpartisan website, If the candidates respond, voters can read their responses on that website or on

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