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Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney

Responsibilities: To investigate and prosecute crimes committed within the county, to defend the county in court, and to give legal advise to county agencies and townships.

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    Melissa Schiffel
    (Rep)

Biographical Information

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Education Bachelor of Science from Ohio University and Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University
City Residence Galena, Berlin Township
Family Nate (husband) Perri (daughter)
Work Experience I have been a prosecutor my entire career. I began as an assistant prosecutor in Wood County, Ohio and quickly ascended to join the Special Prosecutions Section at then-Attorney General Mike DeWine's office. I became the Chief Prosecutor for the City of Delaware (with county-wide jurisdiction), and managed an office that was responsible for prosecuting thousands of misdemeanor and traffic offenses a year. When my predecessor announced her retirement from office, I seized the opportunity to fulfill my lifelong dream. I was fortunate to have the support of many officeholders including Sheriff Russ Martin before being appointed County Prosecutor.
Endorsements Delaware County Republican Party
Protecting our families from criminals. Providing excellent legal service to our county and township clients in the fastest growing county in Ohio.
The number one challenge will always be keeping up with the growth of our county. With growth comes an increased need for civil advice for our townships and county agencies. With growth comes an increase in crime. As we keep an eye to the future, we are maintaining an excellent level of service and doing more with less.
Telephone, email, regular mail, Facebook, public meetings.