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Chief Magistrate, Medina County Probate & Juvenile Court
The University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor May, 1990
Kean College of New Jersey, B.A. Political Science May, 1987
- Work Experience
Medina County Probate & Juvenile Court, Magistrate, Chief Magistrate, June, 2005 to present
Summit County Prosecutor’s Officer July, 1994 – June, 2005
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
Stark County Department of Human Services August, 1991 – June 1994
Married, 2 children
Ohio Bar Association
Medina County Bar Association, Juvenile Law Chairperson
Ohio Association of Magistrates, 2005 - present
Ohio Supreme Court Magistrate Mentor
Continuing Legal Education Instructor: Medina Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio Judicial College, Ohio Prosecutor’s Association
Leadership Medina Signature Class 2014 – Government Day presenter 2014 to present
Jr. Leadership Medina – Government Day presenter 2014 to present
Share Cluster, Enhancing lives by collaborative efforts promoting non-violent drug-free living
Medina County Coalition for Suicide Prevention member
Medina County Alcohol & Mental Health (ADAMH) former board member
Medina County Nicotine Taskforce
Wadsworth City Schools Career Day
Brunswick High School, Health Class presenter
Highland High School Prom Promise
Cloverleaf High School Mock Crash
Buckeye Middle School girl's program
Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio, former Troop Leader, Valley View School & Wadsworth Middle School
Introduction to Criminal Justice (ICJ) program, mock trial for grade school students
Middle School Mock Trial – judge and middle school program advisor
High School Mock Trial, Regional Judge
Truancy Training to county schools and superintendents
Northside Christian Church, member 1998 to present
Roots Yoga & Barre, Wadsworth, Ohio
List your judicial experience (courts and years)
Medina County Probate & Juvenile Court, Magistrate, Chief Magistrate, June, 2005- present
What non-judicial legal experience qualifies you to be a judge?
Prior to my position as magistrate, for 11 years, from 1994 to 2005, I served as an Assistant Summit County Prosecuting Attorney in the area of Interstate Child Support, and in the top ranking Criminal Felony Non-Support (CNS) Unit of the prosecutor’s office. I prosecuted hundreds of felony child support cases per year, from grand jury indictment through trial. I also handled appeals in the 9th District Court of Appeals, and was honored to receive the Summit County High Point Award in 2005, in recognition of my achievements and service. I also served as staff counsel for the Department of Human Services in Stark County from 1991 to 1994, where I litigated cases in Stark County Family Court, and also handled appeals in the 5th District Court of Appeals. Having prosecuted cases for many years has uniquely qualified me for the work of the court.
Why are you running for this particular court seat?
I am runnning to be the judge of the Wadsworth Municipal Court because I am deeply committed to the people of my community.
I am the Chief Magistrate of the Medina County Probate & Juvenile Court. I have served the citizens of Medina County as magistrate and chief magistrate for 17 years. I am a proven magistrate and have a balanced and fair judicial temperament. I have devoted my entire career to public service and am fully prepared to be the judge of the court. I am committed to maintaining a safe community for all citizens and make sound decisions regarding safety in my courtroom every day. I am a member of various community organizations that serve our families. I am part of the court's leadership team, and am highly skilled in the administrative functions of the court. I seek to become the judge of the Wadsworth Municipal Court, to serve the people of our community with unmatched experience as a judicial officer, having presided over thousands of felony and misdemeanor delinquency cases as well as every type of traffic charge in my court. I have over a decade of prosecutorial experience in addition to my 17 years on the bench. My experience is unmatched. I intend to serve our community fairly, impartially, with strength and wisdom, where victims rights are fully protected.