Candidates in contested Ohio Supreme Court races this fall will participate in a panel discussion at the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Members Assembly on Saturday, August 13. The panel discussion moderated by OAFP Lobbyist David Paragas, JD, will occur during lunch beginning at 12:30 p.m. and concluding at 1:45 p.m. The Members Assembly will be held at the Columbus Marriott Northwest in Dublin, OH.
- Judge Patrick Fischer of the First District Court of Appeals (Hamilton County) vs. Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas Judge John P. O’Donnell for a 6 year term beginning Sunday, January 1, 2017
- Judge Pat DeWine of the First District Court of Appeals (Hamilton County) vs. Judge Cynthia Rice of the Eleventh Direct Court of Appeals (Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage, and Trumbull Counties) for a 6 year term beginning Monday, January 2, 2017.
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is running unopposed for another six year term as chief justice.
Supreme Court races are extremely important to family physicians because of tort reform and medical malpractice issues. The OAFP Board of Directors will meet on Sunday, August 14, to consider whether to recommend that the OAFP’s political action committee endorse candidates in this November’s Supreme Court races.
The Members Assembly schedule and registration information is available on the OAFP website. The lunch program and panel discussion are free for OAFP members.
This is your opportunity to meet and hear from the candidates vying for two open seats on the Ohio Supreme Court—please join us.