- Social Media
Attorney at Law
St. John the Baptist Elementary School Campbell Ohio.
Graduate Ursuline High School 1975.
Graduate Bowling Green State University 1979. I achieved a Bachelors degree in American Studies/Political Science. While attending Bowling Green, I spent one semester as a Congressional intern for Congressman Charles Carney.
Graduate Capital School of Law 1982. Achieved Juris Doctorate degree. While attending law school, I worked as a paige for Congressman Thomas Gilmartin at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.
- Work Experience
I have over 40 years of experience in the private practice of law in Youngstown, Ohio and much of it is at the Municipal Court level. I was elected to two terms as as Campbell's Director of Law from 2008 to 2011. I have served as acting Judge of the Campbell Municipal Court after I met the educational requirements of the Ohio Supreme Court to serve in such capacity.
I am married to the former Juanita Connelly. We have three and children and three grandchildren.
I am a member of the Mahoning County Bar Association and the Ohio State Bar Asssociation. I am licensed to practice in all courts of the State of Ohio including the Federal Court of the Northern District of Ohio.
I was baptised in and made my First Holy Communion at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Campbell, Ohio which is now known as Christ the Good Shepherd, where I currently sit on the Parish Finance Counsel. I also served on the Parish reorganization committee.
List your judicial experience (courts and years)
I have previously sat as Acting Judge of the Campbell Municipal Court from 2012 thru 2015.
What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
I am a husband, a father and a grandfather. I am devoted to my faith, my family and my community. I feel that I display the temperament and integrity to serve as a Judge.
Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I believe that it is the natural progression of a lawyer's career to aspire to the bench. My father served as Judge of the Campbell Municipal Court for 30 years from its creation by act of the legislature in 1964 until his retirement in 1993. I practiced law with my father for over 13 years before his death. I have always tried to emulate him and his teachings.