"Achieving Justice": Judge Jennifer Brunner Interviews Ohio Supreme Court Candidate Judge John P. O'Donnell from Cuyahoga County
Judge Brunner has formalized her ongoing series of interviews with judicial candidates throughout Ohio, calling it "Achieving Justice", and today releasing her video-recorded interview of Judge John P. O'Donnell, Judge of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court, first elected in 2002, and then again in 2006 and 2012. The Cuyahoga County court is one of Ohio’s busiest, and during that time Judge O’Donnell was selected by the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court to be one of only eight trial court judges in the state to preside over a commercial docket devoted strictly to business litigation. He has been responsible for over 2,000 commercial cases while still handling all other varieties of civil lawsuits and a felony criminal docket. He is the author of over one hundred judicial opinions.
Ohio's court system is self-regulating; that is, the Ohio Supreme Court oversees the operation of the entire state's court system. As I campaign, I want to give you information about the state's judiciary.
There are many judges and judicial candidates who are running for trial and appellate courts throughout the state. I want you not only to know who your judges and judicial candidates are—I want to give you the opportunity with interviews of candidates like Judge O'Donnell, to determine for yourself their skills and backgrounds—so you can feel confident you are voting for candidates who are qualified to serve.
This is the third installment of our judicial series, now officially called, "Achieving Justice." Over the course of the campaign, we'll be virtually traveling the state to safely introduce you to dedicated candidates and judges whose beliefs in a strong, fair and responsive judiciary will help them earn your confidence as you learn about who they are and what they do. You can read more about Judge John P. O'Donnell at his website here.