Welcome to Justice Jennifer Brunner's Campaign Website
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.
Losing is hard. It’s easier when you can hold your head high knowing you brought people together to advance a common vision and improve the administration of justice in Ohio. We did that. Thank you for your support.
We fell short of our goal of electing the first Democratic Chief Justice in a generation, but more than 1.7 million Ohioans affirmed our vision for a justice system that serves all Ohioans.
I will continue to work to ensure that justice can be a reality for each of us.
Today, I am disappointed but not dejected. Mostly, I am grateful. Why?
- For the love and support of my family, who was there through ups and downs all these 18 months of a hard-fought campaign.
- For my campaign staff, who brought talent, energy and creativity to the cause and gave it everything they had.
- For the thousands of citizens who contributed financially to my campaign committee, helping us shatter the record of individual donations to any campaign in Ohio Supreme Court history with more than 16,000 contributions.
- For the local organizers who helped us organize the Ohio Justice Tour, visiting 60 Ohio counties in the last two weeks of the campaign in every corner of the state from Ashtabula to Adams County.
- For the thousands of people who worked countless hours writing and sending those beautiful postcards of support.
- For my running mates, my “Sisters in Law,” Judges Terri Jamison and Marilyn Zayas. We went through it together.
- And for you. If you are reading this now, you were there and supported this campaign in ways that may or may not have been seen but that mattered. Thank you.
There are four more years in my current term on the Ohio Supreme Court. I will continue to fight to protect our rights and make the administration of justice more accountable for all Ohioans.
Thank you for your support and for all you do to make Ohio a better place.
All my best,
“Achieving Justice” with Zach Gwin, candidate for Judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas
Zach Gwin says it’s a lifelong passion for public service that motivated him to run to serve his community as judge of the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
In this latest “Achieving Justice” video Justice Jennifer Brunner talks with Gwin about his current role in the Columbus City Attorney’s Office working to improve the quality of life of Columbus residents and how his upbringing called him to a life of public service.
“Achieving Justice” with Angelina Jackson, candidate for Judge, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, General Division
Angelina Jackson has been a practicing attorney for 17 years, with private practice experience representing individuals and corporations in a variety of civil matters. She has served as Director of the Race & Justice Project at the Ohio Justice and Policy Center, litigating civil rights cases and advocating for criminal justice reform. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Jackson taught professionalism and practical skills to law students and has spent the past seven years as an assistant public defender for Montgomery County, now leading the appellate division of the office.
Jackson, born in Dayton, Ohio, and a product of Dayton Public Schools, wants to serve the people in her community as a judge of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, General Division, and she is running for the post in the Nov. 8 election.
In this latest “Achieving Justice” video Justice Jennifer Brunner talks with Angelina Jackson about her early interest in the law, how her 10 years in the private practice of law prepared her for her role, and about how she strives to be a role model to her two young daughters and girls and women everywhere to understand the importance of public service and lifelong learning.
Outlining a broad policy agenda to improve Ohio’s courts to better serve the people and pledging to uphold the rule of law and to protect the rights of all Ohioans, Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner today kicked off a statewide tour in her campaign for Chief Justice leading up to Election Day on Nov. 8. Early voting is already underway.
“With wide-ranging endorsements, record-breaking fundraising, and public and private polls showing this is a dead-heat, we are building momentum toward victory on Nov. 8, but we need our supporters to turn out,” Justice Brunner said. “We are touring Ohio to get out the vote to ensure that our courts belong to us, because justice matters for everyone.”
Justice Brunner will visit nearly 70 counties with multiple stops every day from now until Election Day, Nov. 8.
“Achieving Justice” with Magistrate Kirsten Pscholka-Gartner, candidate for Judge of Richland County Domestic Relations Court
Magistrate Kirsten Pscholka-Gartner says that, in her 11 years serving as a magistrate in the Richland County Domestic Relations Court, she has learned that it is critical to address the underlying causes of domestic violence, such as addiction, mental illness, and anger issues.
She also has worked hard to treat the families who are before the court with compassion, fairness and respect.
In this latest “Achieving Justice” video, Magistrate Pscholka-Gartner talks about how, if elected, she will bring this experience and approach to the role of judge on the Richland County Domestic Relations Court. She is running in the election this November 8.