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James P Salyer

For Judge of the Vinton County Court of Common Pleas General/Domestic Relations Division
Full Term Beginning 1/1/2023

*Top Vote-Getter in Primary Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    McArthur
  • Social Media
  • Age
    53
  • Occupation
    Judge, Vinton County Court of Common Pleas, General/Domestic Relations Division
  • Education

    Athens High School, Graduate, 1987

    The Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts with University Honors, 1991

    University of Dayton, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 1994

  • Work Experience

    Captain in the United States Army Reserve, 1991-2001

    Simmons & Grillo, Attorneys at Law, 1995-1999

    Grillo & Salyer, Attorneys at Law, 1999-2003

    Salyer & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 2003-

    Salyer & Griffith, Attorneys at Law

    Judge, Vinton County Court, 2003-2020

    Judge, Vinton County Court of Common Pleas, General/Domestic Relations Division, 2020-present

  • Family
    Married with two children
  • Affiliations

    Life Member of McArthur American Legion Post 303

    Lifetime Member of VFW Post 5299

    Vice President of Vinton County Bar Association, 2020-present

    Secretary / Treasurer of Vinton County Bar Association, 1998-2020

    Former President, Vinton County Chamber of Commerce

    Member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, 1996-present

    Member of Delta Lodge 207

    Former Member of McArthur Volunteer Fire Department

  • Endorsements

    Vinton County Republican Party

Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

I was the judge of the Vinton County Court from 2003 until 2020, making me the longest-serving judge in that role in the history of Vinton County.  I have served as judge of the Vinton County Court of Common Pleas, General/Domestic Relations Division since 2020.


Question 2

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

I was engaged in the private practice of law from 1995 until 2020.  I have been a judge for over twenty years, and I consider all cases brought before me in a fair and impartial manner.


Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I was appointed to this particular court seat in April of 2020.  I was elected to fill an unexpired term in November of 2020.  I now am running for a full term in this position because I find my occupation to be uniquely rewarding, and I possess the requisite skills to do the job.