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David B Bender

For Judge of the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas, General/Domestic Relations Division
Full Term Beginning 2/9/2023

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Washington Court House
  • Email
  • Social Media
  • Age
  • Occupation
    Judge, Fayette County Probate Juvenile Court
  • Education

    Bachelor's Degree Accounting University of Toledo

    Juris Doctor University of Toledo

  • Work Experience

    current Judge of the Fayette County Probate Juvenile Court since May 11, 2011.

    Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney January 1, 2005 until May 2011

    Private practice February 1987 until May 2011.

  • Family
    Married with two adult children
  • Affiliations

    Past President Ohio Juvenile Judges Association

    Secretary Treasurer Fayette County Bar Association

    Director of Operations Fayette County Soccer Association

    member Good Hope Lions Club

    attend Grace Community Church


Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

I served as an acting judge in the Washington Court House Municipal Court for 12 years.

I have been the Fayette County Probate Juvenile Court Judge since May 2011.

Question 2

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

I was in private practice from 1987 until 2011 in a general practice.

I was the County prosecutor from 2005 until May of 2011.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I feel that I am the most qualified individual to fill this seat.  I have practiced all areas of law that the general/domestic relations division covers.