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Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, term commencing 1/19/2023

Term: 6 yearsSalary: $155,485Incumbent Judge Tonya R. Jones was first elected to this seat in 2016 and is running for her second full term on the bench. A resident of Cleveland, she is unopposed on the November ballot.Court of Common Pleas judicial candidates run in partisan primaries, but their general election races are nonpartisan. Their party affiliation will not be noted on the November ballot.Judicial Votes Count, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization based at the University of Akron, sends questionnaires to all Ohio judicial candidates. When candidates respond, their answers are copied into Vote411.

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    Tonya R. Jones
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Age 52
Occupation Judge, Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court
Education Cleveland Marshall College of Law
Work Experience Magistrate, Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court
Residence municipality Cleveland
Affiliations Judge Jones’ commitment to families goes beyond her role in the courtroom. She has served in positions of leadership within the community and on the board of many non-profit organizations. In addition, she has voluntarily represented victims of domestic violence, disabled veterans and individuals impacted by the foreclosure crisis. Judge Jones is a member of the Ohio Judicial Conference’s Domestic Relations Law & Policy Committee, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts and the Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges. Judge Jones is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.
Endorsements Northshore AFLCIO
https://domestic.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/judge-jones.aspx
https://domestic.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/judge-jones.aspx
It is my honor to serve the families of Cuyahoga County and I would like to continue work that I've started.