Local attorney Jacob A. Estes announced his candidacy for Bellefontaine Municipal Court judge.
He will be running as a Republican in the May 2 primary election.
Estes has resided in Logan County for the past 22 years and will celebrate 24 years of marriage this summer with Jennifer (Boy) Estes. They have two daughters and a son.
The judge candidate earned his Associate of Applied Science in Corrections at Lima Technical College and graduated with honors from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. He graduated with honors from Capital University Law School in 2013.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Estes served the Logan County Juvenile Court as a probation officer (2001 to 2003) and was a parole officer for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (2003 to 2013).
Upon completing his law degree and passing the bar exam, Estes joined the MacGillivray Law Firm in 2014 and eventually partnered with attorney Linda MacGillivray and formed MacGillivray & Estes, LLP. He continues to serve Logan and surrounding counties in the areas of criminal, family and probate law.
In addition to his busy law practice, Estes has served as a Lecturer for The Ohio State University for the past nine years. He has also taught a course at the Urbana University and Bluffton College.
Estes is vice president of the Logan County Bar Association and the Logan County Children’s Services Board. He has coached youth sports in Logan County for many years and his family are active members of Bellefontaine Grace Church.