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Judge, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, Term Beginning 2-9-21

Responsibilities: To preside at trials of both civil and criminal cases; to supervise the jury commission, grand jury, and other departments of the court.Salary: $152,811Term: 6 yearsFor candidate's full responses visit: Judicial Votes Count

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  • Taryn L. Heath

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Age 63
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Education JD from the University of Akron; BA from Miami University
Current occupation Judge
Qualifications 2007-Present Judge Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division; 1994-2007 Magistrate Canton Municipal Court; 1985-2007 Solo Practice Attorney; 1989-1995 Assistant Attorney General State of Ohio; 1988-1990 Legal Counsel Lake Township; 1985-1987 Prosecutor City of Alliance Law Department; 1982-1985 Attorney Miller, Morris, Ferguson & Freeman Firm
2007 – 2020 Judge, Stark County Court of Common Pleas, General Division; 1994 – 2007 Magistrate, Canton Municipal Court
25 years experience in private civil litigation practicing family law, personal injury and probate. Also served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio and as a Prosecutor for the City of Alliance.
I have truly appreciated the last 13 years that I have served as a Common Pleas Judge, especially my work with Honor Court (a veterans treatment court helping military veterans reclaim their honor, dignity and lives) and the H.O.P.E. Program (Helping Offenders Psychologically and Emotionally–a collaboration of community partners assisting individuals in the criminal justice system with mental illness). I desire to continue this important work on behalf of the citizens of Stark County to ensure the fair administration of justice and to protect our community.