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     On Monday, February 8, 2016 the Judicial Selection and Endorsement Committee of the Lake County Bar Association conducted a poll of its membership requesting the opinion of the Bar on the question of whether or not the following judicial candidates are qualified to hold the judicial office indicated.

Supreme Court Chief Justice

 

(Full Term Commencing January 1, 2017)
 Maureen O’Connor

Maureen O’Connor received 121 total votes, of which 112 were affirmative votes.  She received a 92% favorable vote.

Supreme Court Justice

(Full Term Commencing January 1, 2017)

 

 

John P. O’Donnell received  95 total votes, of which 84  were affirmative votes. He received an  88% favorable vote.

 

         Colleen O’Toole received 107 total votes, of which 18  were affirmative votes. She received a 16% favorable vote.

Supreme Court Justice

(Full Term Commencing January 2, 2017)

    Cynthia Rice  received 121 total votes, of which 116 were affirmative votes.  She received a 95% favorable vote.

Eleventh District Court of Appeals:

(Full Term Commencing  02/09/17

           Thomas R. Wright received 109 total votes, of which 105 were affirmative votes. He received a 96% favorable vote.

    The rules of the Lake County Bar Association Judicial Selection and Endorsement Committee provide that any candidate who receives a favorable vote of more than 85% shall be deemed to receive the endorsement of the Association as "Highly Recommended".  Any candidate who receives a favorable vote between 60% to less than 85% shall be deemed to receive the endorsement of the Association as "Recommended".  Any candidate who receives a favorable vote of less than 60% shall be deemed "Not Recommended" by the Lake County Bar Association.

Therefore, the Lake County Bar Association endorses the following candidate(s) as 

"Highly Recommended":

 

Maureen O’Connor

John P. O’Donnell

Cynthia Rice

Thomas R. Wright

      The Lake County Bar Association deems the following candidate(s) "Not Recommended":

Colleen M. O’Toole

In addition, the rules of the Lake County Bar Association Judicial Selection and Endorsement Committee provide that the Association should not express an opinion as to the qualifications of a particular judicial candidate unless more than 50% of the qualified ballots voted indicate a yes or no vote for such candidates.  The following candidate did not receive a more than 50% of the yes or no votes of the qualified ballots voted.  Therefore, the Lake County Bar Association does not express an opinion as to the qualifications of the following candidate(s):
Pat Fischer

 

Patrick DeWine
Ron M. Tamburrino

 

    

                       

 

                        Abraham Cantor, Co-Chairman
                        Patrick Condon, Co-Chairman
Judicial Selection/Endorsement Committee
                        
                         Lake County Bar Association 

 

                 February 8, 2016

 

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