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Julie M lynch

Julie M lynch

For Judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Full Term Beginning 1/2/2023

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
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  • Social Media
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Education

    Capital University Law and Graduate Center 1993

    The Ohio State University -Cum Laude 1990

  • Work Experience

    Judge -Franklin County Common Pleas 2005-to present

    Judge -Franklin County Municipal Court 2003

    Elected Whitehall City Attorney 2000-2003

    Assistant Attorney General 1995-2000

    Associate Spencer & Ehrie Law Firm 1993-1995

  • Family
    Single mom of four children
  • Affiliations

    School Board- Our Lady of Fatima Academy 1988-1994

    Board Member- C. Ray William early childhood school 1994

    Columbus ASsociation of Preforming Arts (CAPA) 2009-2021

    Columbus Bar Association 1993-to present

    Ohio State Bar Association 1993- to present

    Finance Chair- Franklin County Common Pleas -2006-to present


  • Endorsements

    I.A.F.F. Local 67

    F.O.P. Lodge 9

    Baptist Ministerial Alliance

    Coalition of Churches in Franklin County

    More endorsements pending

  • Bar Association Ratings

    2022 Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening - 5 out of 5 stars

    2022 Columbus Bar Association Attorney Preference Poll 65%

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Franklin County Common Pleas Court 2005-to present

Franklin county Municipal Court 2003

Abbreviated Candidate Answers

I have been an elected official for 27 years. 19 of those have been in my Judicial capacity. I have heard approximately 20,000 felony cases and close to 25,000 civil cases.  I have not had any criminal cases remanded back to my court to redo. I have had 7 civil cases come back to redo.  I have had no hung juries, no disciplinary complaints nor have I ever had to defend myself in any lawsuits.

Question 2

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

For the past 19 years I have been a judge. Prior to that being a single mother of four gives me a broader perspective and compassion for individuals who appear in my court.

Abbreviated Candidate Answers

I was a single mom of four when I went to college and law school.  Being a mother with two boys and two girls allowed me to understand the nature of children up through adults.  It gives me compassion and understanding.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I am running for re-election. I am proud of the work we do in my court and want to continue my public service.

Abbreviated Candidate Answers

To continue my public service.  I have been a judge for almost 19 years and there is still much work to be done!