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Traci L. Timko

Traci L. Timko

Warren Municipal Court
Full Term Commencing Jan. 1, 2024

Candidate Details

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  • Age
  • Occupation
    Assistant Law Director - City of Warren
  • Education

    Case Western Reserve School of Law - 1998, JD

    Ohio State University - 1995, BA

  • Work Experience

    2001 - Present - Assistant Law Director, City of Warren, Ohio.  Assigned to Criminal Division and serve as Police Legal Advisor.  Instruct police agencies on legal updates and use of force law during annual in-service training.  Also instruct on use of force for Mental Health and Recovery Board Crisis Intervention Training.

    1998 - 2001 - Attorney, Ivanchak & Fowler.  Domestic relations, criminal defense and civil practice.  Also served as Guardian Ad Litem in Domestic Court.

  • Family
    Married with 3 children.
  • Affiliations

    Warren Junior Women's League, Member

    Warren Rotary, Member

    Trumbull County Bar Association, Member

    Ohio State Bar Association, Member

    Ohio Municipal Attorneys Association, Member

    International Association of Chiefs of Police, Legal Officers Section, Member

    Mahoning Valley Law Enforcement Executive Committee, Member

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Question 1

List your judicial experience (courts and years)


Question 2

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

I have been prosecuting in the court I am seeking to serve for 22 years.  I have experienced the gamut of issues facing municipal court including the opiate epidemic, substance abuse, the mental health crisis, jail overcrowding, the surge in gun violence, etc. on the front lines.  I am passionate about serving our community by addressing these issues head on to insure public safety.  Accountability is the key to safety as well as the key to sparking true rehabilitation. 

Question 3

Why are you running for this particular court seat?

I have spent my entire career in Warren Municipal Court and have a true passion for municipal court because it touches the lives of so many in one form or another.  For the vast majority, their only exposure to the justice system happens in municipal court.  If they do not have a positive experience (procedural justice), they lose faith and respect for the system.  I take the responsibility of fostering faith and respect in the system seriously.  I also have a passion for public safety and the opportunity to appropriately assess a situation to determine whether diversion, rehabilitative services or incarceration is warranted.  My 22 years as a prosecutor has given me great insight and experience.