[4] She was then a law clerk for Judge Matthew J. Crehan and director of the victim/witness division for the Butler County Court of Common Pleas from 1989 to 1991. “It doesn’t mean we re-write that law. The two candidates for Ohio Supreme Court, Jan. 1 term -- incumbent Justice Sharon L. Kennedy and Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell -- … [6], Kennedy is single. Instead, she said current limits on judicial campaigns — how much and when they may receive contributions — are “commensurate with being reasonable” and judicial conduct codes already provide guidance for recusals. [3] She has been a member of the Butler County Bar Association since 1991 and a member of the Federalist Society since 2012. I want someone who is going to exercise judicial restraint. [2][4][7], Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, "Candidate profiles: Ohio Supreme Court Justice - Ohio Supreme Court Justice Unexpired term, ending Dec. 31, 2014", "Election Information - Republican Supreme Court - March 6, 2012", "Newly elected Ohio Supreme Court justice sworn in", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sharon_L._Kennedy&oldid=982433721, University of Cincinnati College of Law alumni, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Warrant and Compliance Officer, Butler County Juvenile Court, 1996 to 1997, Magistrate and Warrant Officer, Butler County Area Courts, 1995 to 1998, This page was last edited on 8 October 2020, at 03:24. [3], Kennedy was a police officer with the Hamilton, Ohio Police Department from 1985 to 1989. [2][3] She lives in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio. From 2005 until December of 2012, Justice Kennedy served as the administrative judge of that division. ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy urged voters to research judicial candidates before they cast their vote. She was assigned to a rotating shift, single-officer road patrol unit working to protect and serve the citizens of the City of Hamilton. Kennedy is not convinced that building out a statewide system is affordable or advisable. Kennedy for Ohio. Sharon L Kennedy is Justice at Supreme Court of Ohio. Working with state legislators she championed a "common sense" family law initiative to reduce multiple-forum litigation for Butler County families. As a dedicated jurist she has received multiple awards of recognition including: The AMVETS Department of Ohio 2018 Past Department Commanders’ Civil Servant of the Year Award; The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Silver Good Citizenship Medal, May 5, 2018; Leadership Ohio Community Leadership Award, 2016; The University of Cincinnati College of Law Nicholas Longworth, III Alumni Achievement Award, May 17, 2014; Northwest High School Distinguished Alumnus Award, April 25, 2014; named one of 13 professional women to watch by The Cincinnati Enquirer, March 17, 2013; Excellence in Public Service, June 2009; Judge of the Year, 2006; Above the Fold Award, 2002; and the Furtherance of Justice Award, 2001. Justice Kennedy served as the facilitator and led discussions between county officials and private sector leaders to analyze county finances, study and implement cost saving measures, and present business driven fiscal policy to the county commissioners. She was sworn in December 7, 2012, after the election was certified. “When I look at judicial candidates, I want to know what kind of legal thinker they will be. [5] On November 6, 2012, she defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Yvette McGee Brown, who had been appointed to the seat on January 1, 2011 by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Winning 85 of 88 counties with more than 57% of the vote, she was sworn in as the 154th Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, on December 7, 2012. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy is seeking another six-year term on the high court, arguing that she has the experience on the bench and outside of the courtroom to best serve Ohio. The Republican Kennedy is seeking reelection against Democrat John O'Donnell in the Nov. 3 general election. Instead, she said voters should consider judicial candidates’ experience and legal philosophy when casting their ballots. “I believe in that we are limited in our role of government to say what the law is, based on its plain language. New rules governing how legislative and congressional district maps will be drawn in 2021 gives the high court jurisdiction over any challenges. On November 4, 2014, Justice Sharon L. Kennedy was re-elected to a full term on the Supreme Court of Ohio in a decisive victory winning all 88 counties and garnering 73 percent of the vote. In 2012, Sharon L. Kennedy was elected to an unexpired term on the Ohio Supreme Court. Kennedy declined to pledge that she’d recuse herself from cases in which a party had donated more than $1,000 to her campaign in the previous 12 months. A smarter and quicker approach might be to start a pilot program to collect data in seven counties with the highest percentages of minority residents, she said. Justice Kennedy first joined the court in 2012, having been elected to fill an unexpired term. ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy urged voters to research judicial candidates before they cast their vote. Kennedy brushed aside questions of whether the Democratic or Republican control of the court matters. "I am running because I love what I do; the work is compelling and interesting," Kennedy said. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is pushing for better collection of statewide criminal justice sentencing data to determine if racial disparities or other inconsistencies exist from court to court. From the routine, to the heart-pounding, to the heart-breaking, she has seen it all. See Sharon L Kennedy's compensation, career history, education, & memberships. O’Donnell was selected by the chief justice of the Ohio Supreme Court to be one of eight trial court judges in the state to preside over a commercial docket devoted to business litigation, according to his campaign site. [4], After receiving a law degree, Kennedy was:[4], From 1999 to 2012, Kennedy was Judge and, since 2005, Administrative Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, for Butler County. Kennedy has served as a supreme court justice since 2012. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy visited northern Ohio this week, making stops in Fremont and Sandusky while on the campaign trail. High-resolution, print quality image of Justice Sharon L. Kennedy. [3], Kennedy was a police officer with the Hamilton, Ohio Police Department from 1985 to 1989. Show full articles without "Continue Reading" button for {0} hours. [2][4], Kennedy entered the March 6, 2012 Republican Party primary election for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2014 on the Supreme Court of Ohio. This November, make it a point to ensure that Justice Sharon L. Kennedy continues her valuable service to the residents of Ohio by voting to reelect her to the Supreme Court of Ohio… Justice Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police officer at the Hamilton Police Department. As special counsel for Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery, Justice Kennedy fought on behalf of Ohio’s taxpayers to collect monies due the State of Ohio. Seeing the need to bring private sector financial know-how to the government, she worked to create the Advisory Committee to the Budget Work Group. © 2020 www.thenews-messenger.com. Re-elect Justice Sharon L. Kennedy to the Ohio Supreme Court Prior to her term on the Ohio Supreme Court, Justice Kennedy served at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division beginning in 1999. During her time as administrative judge, she improved the case management system to ensure the timely resolution of cases for families and children. Education: Bachelor’s and law degrees from University of Cincinnati. Sharon Lee Kennedy[1] (born March 15, 1962) is a jurist from Hamilton, Ohio who was elected to the Supreme Court of Ohio on November 6, 2012. Work Continues on Monument Restoration - Marietta Times (July 4, 2019), Ohio Supreme Court Issues Four Cases Protecting Public's Right to Know - CBA Report, Cincinnati Bar Association (March 2019), Women’s History Month: Female Justices Proof of Social Change - March 29, 2019, December 7, 2012 - present [2][4], Kennedy entered the March 6, 2012 Republican Party primary election for the unexpired term ending December 31, 2014 on the Supreme Court of Ohio. In 1991, after obtaining her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Justice Kennedy ran a small business of her own as a solo practitioner. During her time as an officer, Justice Kennedy also worked undercover operations, implemented crime prevention programs, and later, as a civil assistant, assisted in drafting police policy and procedure for the Accreditation Program. [4], After receiving a law degree, Kennedy was:[4], From 1999 to 2012, Kennedy was Judge and, since 2005, Administrative Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division, for Butler County. When Butler County faced tough economic times, Justice Kennedy organized concerned elected officials in a county-wide Budget Work Group. FREMONT - An Ohio Supreme Court Justice hoping continue making decisions on Ohio law and educating law enforcement and local court is facing a challenge from veteran judge from Cuyahoga County. Sharon Lee Kennedy (born March 15, 1962) is a jurist from Hamilton, Ohio who was elected to the Supreme Court of Ohio on November 6, 2012. Part of that is supporting drug courts that link criminals with addiction issue to seek treatment programs, often instead of jail time or while in jail. Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy is seeking another six-year term on the high court, arguing that she has the experience on the bench and outside of the courtroom to best serve Ohio. By Associated Press , Wire Service Content Dec. 5, 2019 By Associated Press , … Throughout her career Justice Kennedy has served on numerous boards, developed and facilitated programs to address the needs of young people, and worked with judges across the state. [6], Kennedy is single. The program seeks to connect veterans to services for mental health and drug treatment programs. 2.6K likes. She also points to her work writing six continuing legal education presentations for attorneys and has pushed a program called Lean Forward to educate judges, probation and parole officers and others in the criminal justice system about the needs of veterans entangled in the court system. Sharon Lee Kennedy[1] (born March 15, 1962) is a jurist from Hamilton, Ohio who was elected to the Supreme Court of Ohio on November 6, 2012. [3] She graduated from Northwest High School in 1980,[2] and from the University of Cincinnati School of Social Work with a bachelor's degree in 1984 and she a received a Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1991. Kennedy said she hopes the map makers come to an amicable resolution so no challenge comes before the court. Last day of current term: December 31, 2020. [5] On November 6, 2012, she defeated incumbent Democratic candidate Yvette McGee Brown, who had been appointed to the seat on January 1, 2011 by Ohio Governor Ted Strickland. Justice Kennedy was also featured in Trends in the Judiciary: Interviews with Judges Across the Globe, Volume II, published by CRC Press in February 2015. Sharon Lee Kennedy (born March 15, 1962) is a jurist from Hamilton, Ohio who was elected to the Supreme Court of Ohio on November 6, 2012. Connect with friends faster than ever with the new Facebook app. Kennedy, a Butler County Republican, adheres to a judicial philosophy that judges interpret the law, not re-write it from the bench. [2][4][7], Associate Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, "Candidate profiles: Ohio Supreme Court Justice - Ohio Supreme Court Justice Unexpired term, ending Dec. 31, 2014", "Election Information - Republican Supreme Court - March 6, 2012", "Newly elected Ohio Supreme Court justice sworn in", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Sharon_L._Kennedy&oldid=982433721, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Warrant and Compliance Officer, Butler County Juvenile Court, 1996 to 1997, Magistrate and Warrant Officer, Butler County Area Courts, 1995 to 1998, This page was last edited on 8 October 2020, at 03:24.

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