Monday, August 06, 2012

Chairman Bennett Calls On Future Judicial Candidates Not To Meet with the Ohio State Bar Association

COLUMBUS - Today, Ohio Republican Party Chairman Bob Bennett issued the following statement on the Ohio State Bar Association's (OSBA) candidate rating of Mike Skindell:

"How can the OSBA be so biased, recommending Skindell, an extremist partisan legislator with no judicial experience, over sitting Butler County Judge and former police officer Sharon Kennedy?

"As a 45-year member of the bar, I see their decision as a slap in the face to those who previously respected the group's integrity. That's why I am calling on future judicial candidates to skip the candidate review process. The OSBA's endorsements have now become a joke and no longer carry any value whatsoever."

Butler County Domestic Relations Judge Sharon Kennedy has served on the bench since 1999 and has been previously highly recommended by the Butler County Bar Association. She is highly respected as a judge by those who have appeared before her court.