In the true spirit of judicial elections, I say let’s make this November’s election of a new judge a completely nonpartisan race.
To recap the facts, Logan County Family Court Judge C. Douglas Chamberlain has announced his retirement effective Tuesday.
Credit to Judge Chamberlain for making his decision to enter his retirement in a manner timely enough to expediently decide who his replacement will be.
But when we examine the tight timeline ahead of the election, the need for a nonpartisan race is clear.
First, any apt lawyer who wishes to fill the seat can file as an independent by the end of the business day Aug. 10. The local Democrat and Republican parties, however, have until the end of the day Aug. 13 to decide who they want to put a rubber stamp on.
- Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF