The Logan County Republicans welcomed another member of Ohio’s high court to the area recently.
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy joined local conservatives for a fundraiser Tuesday night at an Indian Lake residence.
Justice Kennedy met with several local elected officials and talked to the group about her efforts to help Ohioans through her work on the bench.
She detailed her Lean Forward initiative, which advances the treatment of veterans who come into the criminal justice system and recently helped disabled American veterans when they had a need for continuing legal education for judges concerning the limitation of their power on the distribution of disability benefits.
Justice Kennedy also discussed the ongoing conversation about racial divide in this country.
“I’m working on a new continuing legal education program about cultural consciousness… what it really means as the judge, as the trier of fact, to recognize implicit bias and to make sure you’re treating everyone fairly, equally in the eyes of the law.”
Justice Kennedy began her career in law enforcement as a police officer in the Hamilton Police Department in southern Ohio. She later earned her law degree from the University of Cincinnati and worked in private practice for years before being elected judge at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division. Justice Kennedy first joined the court in 2012, having been elected to fill an unexpired term.
She is currently traveling the state to meet with voters who will consider her for re-election in November.