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Justice Jennifer Brunner is the 162nd Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. Her current term expires January 1, 2027. She seeks to be Ohio's 11th Chief Justice, a separate seat on the state's highest court. Justice Brunner was awarded the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in 2008 for her service to Ohio as its first female Secretary of State. Please join our campaign to help elect Justice Jennifer Brunner to lead Ohio's courts as Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.
Judge Terri Jamison has journeyed from the coal fields of West Virginia to the highest reaches of the legal profession.
In this latest installment of Justice Jennifer Brunner’s “Achieving Justice” video series, Judge Jamison talks about her experience owning an insurance agency, working as a public defender and as a hearing officer in Franklin County, Ohio, and her time as an intern for the State of Ohio Bureau of State Hearings. She talked about her love of public service and how her background in business and legal practice prepared her for her role as a jurist. Among her many other accomplishments, Judge Jamison counts family first. She is married to Ricardo “Ty” Gary, a retired Franklin County Deputy Sheriff, and enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Judge Richard A. Bell is running for re-election to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in the upcoming November election. He was elected in a special election in 2020 to complete the unexpired term of Michael P. Donnelly, who was elected to the Ohio Supreme Court. Now, Judge Bell is seeking a full six-year term on the bench.
In this latest episode of Justice Jennifer Brunner’s “Achieving Justice” video series, Judge Bell reflects on his more than 30 years of experience as Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office. He delves into his experience as one of two judges participating in the Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission’s Pilot Program for a criminal sentencing database, and how raising four children was the best preparation for becoming a judge. Judge Bell also shares the story behind his extensive—you guessed it—bell collection.
Judge Thomas A. Teodosio is running for re-election as judge of the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals in the upcoming November election. He was elected to this court in 2016, which is based in Akron and includes Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne counties.
In this latest episode of Justice Jennifer Brunner’s “Achieving Justice” video series, Judge Teodosio discusses his trial court experience before he was elected to the court of appeals when he presided over the Summit County Felony Drug Court, called the Turning Point Program. He reflects on his love of public service and how his past public service and his background in private legal practice help him as an appellate judge. He has been married for 30 years to a fellow public servant, Summit County Juvenile Court Judge Linda Tucci Teodosio, and says he tries to spend every moment with his family and three granddaughters when he’s not on the bench or on the campaign trail.
Erica Voorhees is running in the November election for judge of the Ninth District Court of Appeals. She is currently a magistrate judicial attorney for Judge Kathryn Michael in the Summit County Court of Common Pleas.
In this latest installment of Justice Jennifer Brunner’s “Achieving Justice” video series, Ms. Voorhees talks about the role of a magistrate, the importance of jury instructions in a trial, and the perspective she would bring to the job as a judge on the Ninth District Court of Appeals serving Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne counties.
Brunner Kicks Off 2022 ‘Achieving Justice’ Video Series, Interviews Jeff Saffold, Candidate for Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner today kicked off her 2022 "Achieving Justice" video series with an interview with Cleveland Attorney Jeff Saffold who is the Democratic nominee for Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, General Division.
“Achieving Justice” is an interview series to educate individuals about Ohio's judicial system and the judges and candidates for judge who serve and wish to serve their state and community. Justice Brunner originally launched the series in 2020 and that year interviewed more than a dozen candidates from around Ohio.
“This is a great opportunity to share information about the judicial candidates so the public can learn more about their diverse experiences and perspectives,” Justice Brunner said. “Serving the people and the cause of justice is one of the most important callings in our democratic system, and I believe that the more information the public has about the courts, their judges, and judicial candidates, the stronger our system is.”
Justice Brunner is a candidate for Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court in 2022.
In her first interview of this series for the 2022 election, Mr. Saffold shares why he’s running for the court and how he would approach the job if elected in November.
Mr. Saffold has been a practicing attorney for more than 25 years in Cuyahoga County where he started as a county prosecutor before going into private practice. He has handled thousands of cases — primarily criminal but some civil — at the municipal, state and federal levels. He is a father of three children, and he and his wife helped create and run a program primarily for at-risk youth that has had as many as 400 participants at one time.