January 12, 2006,
With the candidate-filing deadline for the May primary little
more than a month away, the slate of potential entrants for two
seats at stake on the Ohio Supreme Court remains undetermined.
Republicans said they
are certain of one of their candidates: incumbent Justice
Terrence O'Donnell. Elected in 2004 to serve out the remaining
term of former Justice Deborah Cook, he will seek election to a
full six-year term of his own.
Five appeals court
judges from across the state have met with Republican officials
to discuss seeking the party nomination to challenge for a
second court seat now held by incumbent Democrat Justice Alice
Resnick. Justice Resnick, convicted of drunken driving and
handed a public reprimand last year, has not announced whether
she will run for re-election.
No Republicans have
declared for the seat, but five have talked with party
officials. They are Judges Susan Brown, 10th District, Columbus;
Michael Corrigan, 8th District, Cleveland; Bob Cupp, 3rd
District, Lima; Mary DeGenaro, 7th District, Youngstown; and
Stephen Powell, 12th District, Middletown.
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