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Bill Hedrick

For Judge of the Franklin County Municipal Court
Full Term Beginning 1/2/2022

*Top Vote-Getter in Primary Election

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Columbus
  • Email
    b_hedrick@msn.com
  • Website
    www.hedrickforjudge.com
  • Social Media
    Facebook: Bill Hedrick for Judge
  • Age
    57
  • Occupation
    Former Assistant Columbus City Assistant Attorney for 25 years
  • Education
    JD from The Ohio State University College of Law, MA from Purdue University, MLS from Indiana University, BA from Purdue University, AS from Vincennes University
  • Work Experience
    Lead Senior Prosecutor Columbus City Attorney's Office 2020-21, Chief Prosecutor 2018-2020, Chief of Staff 2010-2018, Deputy Chief Prosecutor 2007-2018, Director of Intake 2002-2007, Environmental Prosecutor 1998-2001, Criminal Prosecutor 1997-2001
  • Affiliations
    Columbus Bar Association, National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, American Civil Liberties Union, Thomas Moore Legal Society, Franklin County Democratic Lawyers, Columbus Humane Action, Friends of the Library, Human rights Campaign, St Francis of Assisi Parish, Shamrock Club
  • Endorsements
    Franklin County Democratic Party, Stonewall Democrats, Victory Fund, Columbus Building Trades Council, Columbus Firefighters Local 67, Central Ohio Labor Council AFL-CIO, AFSCME Ohio Council 8
  • Bar Association Ratings
    5-star rating (out off 5) from the Columbus Bar Association 2021

Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)


I am not currently a judge. The seat I am running for is a open seat.

Question 2

What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?


I have spent my career serving the public and have worked 25 years in the Franklin County Municipal Court. I have handled thousands of cases and selected in 2004 as one of Columbus' Top Lawyers by Business First Magazine. I received the Mayor's Award for Excellence for Outstanding Service in 2013 and was also awarded the Models of Justice Prosecutor of the Year in 2014 from the Justice League of Ohio.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?


I have 25 years of legal experience practicing exclusively in municipal court and I want to use that experience on the bench. I believe I can make a positive difference in the lives of those who appear before me and to the community at large.