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John C. Thatcher

John C. Thatcher

Mount Vernon Municipal Court
Full Term Commencing Jan. 1, 2024

*Top Vote-Getter in General Election

Candidate Details

  • Residence
  • Social Media
  • Age
  • Occupation
  • Education

    Capital University Law School, 1989. Otterbein University, 1986.

  • Work Experience

    Judge, Mount Vernon Municipal Court, 2014-present. Knox County Prosecutor, 2005-2014. Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. 2000-2005. Assistant Knox County Prosecutor, 1992-2000. Private law practice, 1989-1992.

  • Family
    Married with five children and seven grandchildren
  • Affiliations

    Mount Vernon Rotary Club. Centerburg Lions Club. Scouts BSA. Association of Municipal/County Court Judges of Ohio. United Methodist Church.

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)

Mount Vernon Municipal Court, nine years.

Question 2

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

Criminal prosecutor and private practice attorney.

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I want to retain my seat to continue the work I have done for the past nine years especially the work I have done with specialized dockets:  drug court and mental health court.