Tuesday, December 5, 2017
A Commission of Five Judges Appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court fined a judicial candidate for two election violations.
...a violation of Jud.Cond.R. 4.3(I) has been established by clear and convincing evidence. The record indicates that during the course of the judicial campaign and as a candidate for judicial office, Respondent knowingly disseminated campaign material that included a false statement of fact concerning the professional licenses he holds, namely, his admission to “all Federal Courts.” Additionally, Respondent included the false statement in the campaign materials with reckless disregard as to its truth or falsity.
During the course of a judicial campaign and as a candidate for judicial office, Respondent knowingly disseminated campaign material (i.e., a paper invitation) in which he knowingly used the title ofa public office (i.e., “Middletown Municipal Court Judge”) immediately preceding his name, when in fact Respondent did not hold that office at the time and has never held it.
The Journal-News reported that he won. (Mike Frisch)