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Donte  Johnson

Donte Johnson

Hamilton County Municipal Court District 2
Full Term Commencing Jan. 3, 2024

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
    Blue Ash
  • Email
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  • Age
  • Occupation
    Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge
  • Education

    Howard University, BA

    University of Cincinnati, College of Law, JD

  • Work Experience

    Attorney since 2010. Former Public Defender, Housing Attorney, and Private Defense Attorney.

  • Family
    Married with 3 Children
  • Affiliations

    American Judges Association, Ohio Black Judges Association, National Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Cincinnati Bar Association, Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati, Cincinnati NAACP, and the League of United Latin American Citizens.

  • Endorsements

    Hamilton County Democratic Party, Cincinnati AFL-CIO Labor Council, ASFMCE Council 8, Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, Friends of the Sentinels.

  • Bar Association Ratings

    Cincinnati Bar Association 2023 Judicial Candidate Poll Results:

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge since December 2021

Question 2

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

I have dedicated my career to seeking justice and fighting for the people of Hamilton County. I served many years as a Public Defender and Housing Attorney, before starting my own law practice. My personal and professional experiences make me an ideal Judge for today’s society.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I am running for re-election to ensure equal access to justice for every person accused of a crime, every victim of a crime, and every civil litigant that enters my courtroom.