2018 Election

This year, the election takes on increased importance because Ohio voters will be selecting Ohio Supreme Court justices in November.

Two seats are on the ballot this year, and OIA has vetted the candidates for these seats. We support Judge Craig Baldwin and Justice Mary DeGenaro and have contributed the maximum amount of OIA PAC funds allowable by law to their campaigns. 

In recent years, the Ohio Supreme Court has been relatively balanced in its decision-making; however, the Court is no stranger to judicial activism. Not so long ago, the court was dominated by a pro-plaintiff majority with a penchant for creating new public policy with its decisions rather than interpreting existing law. While not the only one, there is perhaps no better example of the Court’s activism than the infamous 1999 decision in the Scott-Pontzer case

It’s very important to support Judge Baldwin and Justice DeGenaro because just one lost seat could destabilize the judicial environment in Ohio. 

OIA has compiled a variety of information below on this critical race and what it means for you. You can also find additional resources from Judicial Votes Count and the Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice.

Judge Craig Baldwin

Judge Craig Baldwin

Justice Mary DeGenaro

Justice Mary DeGenaro

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