2012 Judicial Candidates Poll Results

Michael J. Todak, President of the Toledo Bar Association, announced the results of the poll taken of Association members regarding candidates running in the upcoming election for judges in local courts. The poll was taken August 15 through 31, 2012.

Biographies of each judicial candidate and a survey were emailed to members of the Toledo Bar Association. The questionnaire asked members to indicate whether they felt judicial candidates are “highly recommended,” “recommended,” or “not recommended” to serve as judges.

The qualifications were based on integrity, legal ability, legal experience, fair-mindedness, promptness, professionalism and judicial temperament, public and community services, and other qualifications bearing upon their fitness for the office.

Bar members were instructed to vote only if they had sufficient information concerning the candidates to form an opinion of their qualifications.

2012 JUDICIAL CANDIDATES QUESTIONNAIRE RESULTS

Candidate                          Highly Recommended           Recommended           Not Recommended  
       
Sixth District Court of Appeals
James D. Jensen 79.2% (252) 15.7% (50) 5.0% (16)
       
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas
Myron Duhart  52.1% (135) 40.9% (106) 6.9% (18)
Kenneth Phillips    8.7% (15) 41.6% (72)  49.7% (86) 
 
Unopposed
Stacy L. Cook 31.8% (88) 54.1% (153) 14.8% (42)
       
Unopposed
James D. Bates 31.5% (90) 45.8% (131) 22.7% (65)
       
Unopposed
Linda J. Jennings   33.5% (94) 49.8% (140) 16.7% (47)
       
Unopposed
Gary G. Cook  42.4% (128) 47.6% (138) 10.0% (29)
       
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas – Domestic Relations Division
David Lewandowski  47.4% (118) 44.2% (110) 8.4% (21)
       
Lucas County Court of Common Pleas – Juvenile Division
Connie F. Zemmelman  63.3% (178) 32.4% (91) 4.3% (12)
 
Wood County Court of Common Pleas
Reeve Kelsey  40.2% (98) 54.5% (133) 5.3% (13)