Judge Natasha R. Kennedy has filed a petition to run for Logan County Common Pleas Court, Family Division Judge.
Judge Kennedy assumed office on Aug. 2, 2021, after she was appointed by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. Judge Kennedy is fulfilling the unexpired term of Retired Judge Dan W. Bratka and will run for her own term this year to commence on Jan. 2, 2023.
Currently serving as the administrative judge for the Family Court, she also presides over the Ohio Supreme Court certified specialized docket, Family Treatment Court.
Prior to her appointment, Judge Kennedy served as a magistrate of the Logan County Common Pleas Court, Family Court Division. In that capacity she presided on over 1,000 cases in the family court which encompassed cases from the Domestic Relations, Juvenile and Probate Divisions.
Prior to her service on the Family Treatment Court, she presided over the Adult Recovery Court for Judge William T. Goslee. She oversaw the program for many adults in the criminal justice system dealing with drug addiction and mental health issues.
Judge Kennedy is an elder at the First United Presbyterian Church of Bellefontaine, moderator of the Presbyterian Women’s Association, and past resident of the Kiwanis Club of Bellefontaine, where she is now a member of the board of directors. She also serves as a member of the board of directors for the Discovery Riders, the local therapeutic equine center.
She is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Logan County Bar Association, Ohio Association of Probate Judges, Ohio Association of Domestic Relations Judges, Ohio Association of Juvenile Court Judges and the Ohio Child Support Enforcement Agency Directors’ Association. She has served on the Logan County Community Action Planning Board and Law Library Resources Board.
A 2019 graduate of the JoAnn Davidson Leadership Institute, Judge Kennedy also volunteers with the local schools, United Way of Logan County and the Ohio Attorney General’s Mental Health Task Force.