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Sheryl K Munson

Sheryl K Munson

For Judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Full Term Beginning 1/6/2023

*Top Vote-Getter in Primary Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Columbus
  • Email
    sherylmunsonforjudge@gmail.com
  • Website
    sherylmunsonforjudge.com
  • Social Media
  • Age
    54
  • Occupation
    Judge
  • Education

    The Ohio State University, BA, Summa Cum Laude, Honors in the Liberal Arts

    The Ohio State College of Law, JD

  • Work Experience

    Twenty-six years with The Franklin County Public Defender Office. 

  • Family
    Mother to two daughters
  • Affiliations

    MyProjectUSA, Board Member 

    Columbus Bar Association 

    Ohio Bar Association 

    Women Lawyers of Franklin County

    National association of Blacks in Criminal Justice, Ally

    John Mercer Langston Bar Association,  Ally

    The Columbus Metropolitan Club

    NAACP

    American Bar Association 

    Franklin County Democratic Women’s Club 

    The Matriots

    Thomas Moyer Inn of Court

    Ohio State Women's Bar Association 

    Ohio Justice Alliance for Community Corrections 

  • Endorsements

    Franklin County Democratic Party

    International Association of Fire Fighters,  Columbus Ohio

    Columbus Bar Association,  5/5 Rating

    Building Trades 

    APRI, CBTU, CLUW

    AFSCME 

    AFL-CIO

    Baptist Ministerial Alliance: full support

  • Bar Association Ratings

    Columbus Bar Association: 5/5 Rating

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Elected to current seat in 2020 as an unexpired term, now running for a full term. Unopposed 


Question 2

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

Twenty-six years of representing underserved and marginalized community members prepared me for serving as a judge who is committed to equity and fairness. 


Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

To continuing serving the residents of Franklin County and to continue my work as the Mental Health Court Judge on the RISE docket which I have developed and launched over the last year.