Voters choose 3 justices for Ohio Supreme Court
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Three justices await vote tallies that will show whether they’ll retain seats on the Ohio Supreme Court.
Justice Yvette McGee Brown, of Columbus, is the court’s lone Democrat. She faced Republican Sharon Kennedy, a Butler County domestic relations judge, in a bid to serve an unexpired term through 2014. McGee Brown had been appointed in 2010 to fill a vacancy left when Maureen O’Connor became chief justice.
Kennedy is leading with about three-fourths of the vote reported in unofficial results.
Republican Justice Terrence O’Donnell, of Cleveland, has a solid lead over Democratic state Sen. Mike Skindell, of suburban Cleveland.
In the third race, Justice Robert Cupp, of Lima (LY’-muh), is slightly trailing Democrat William O’Neill of Cleveland, a retired appeals court judge from Cleveland who works as a registered nurse.