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Mike McAllister

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

*Top Vote-Getter in Primary Election

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Columbus
  • Email
    mikemcallisterforjudge@gmail.com
  • Website
    mikemcallisterforjudge.com
  • Social Media
    facebook.com/MikeMcAllisterforJudge
    instagram.com/mikemcallisterforjudge
  • Age
    48
  • Occupation
    Franklin County Magistrate - Juvenile Court
  • Education

    JD from Capital University Law School, Undergrad at Indiana University, Bloomington

  • Work Experience

    Asst County Prosecutor 2007 - 2010; Defense Atty 2010 - 2015; Magistrate, Franklin County Juvenile Court 2015-Present

  • Affiliations

    2nd VP of Ohio Association of Magistrates; Board Member of Equality Ohio Education Fund (C3)

  • Endorsements

    Franklin County Democratic Party, Ohio AFL-CIO, Ohio Building and Construction Trades, Stonewall Democrats, Columbus Fire Fighters Local 67

  • Bar Association Ratings

    5-star rating (out of 5) from Columbus Bar Association, 2021

Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)


6 years behind the bench as a Franklin County Juvenile Court Judicial Magistrate


Question 2

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


3 years as an asst county prosecutor 5 years as a defense attorney


Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?


I am running because, as a black man, I believe representation matters, and most people who come through the court system come from a similar upbringing as me (raised by a single working mother of five from an impoverished neighborhood).