Lucas County Republican Party
Judicial Salute of Supported Candidates
Join us as we salute our Lucas County Republican Judges with special guest Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio Maureen O’Connor
September 6th at Toledo Club from 5:30 to 7 pm.
Purchase tickets online using our secured PayPal link or mail a check (see instructions below)
Law firm sponsor (with recognition at the Salute)– $1,000
Individual Sponsor (with recognition at the Salute) — $500
Ticket — $100 per person
Please make checks payable to the “Lucas County Republican Party Judicial Fund” and mail to the Lucas County Republican Party at P.O. Box 1085, Maumee Ohio 43537.
Should you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (419) 491-9467.
Chief Justice Supreme Court of Ohio
On Jan. 1, 2011, Maureen O’Connor became the first female chief justice and just the
10th chief in the history of the Supreme Court of Ohio. She joined the court in 2002, as the
state’s 148th justice, which, at the time, gave the Supreme Court its first-ever female majority.
On the first day of January, 2017, Chief Justice O’Connor began her second full term as the
head of Ohio’s judiciary. The last day of her current term is Dec. 31, 2022.
Since she took office in 2011, Chief Justice O’Connor has led significant reforms and
improvements in the Ohio judicial system, including improving access to justice by addressing
the impact that court fines, fees, and bail practices have on economically disadvantaged
communities, an issue she focuses on as co-chair of the National Task Force on Fees, Fines and Bail
Practices. She also is president of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and chair of the National Center
for State Courts (NCSC) Board of Directors.
In addition, in 2016, she started an effort to address the opiate/heroin epidemic by gathering legal experts and state court officials
from nine surrounding states to determine ways to address the issue on a regional basis. She also established a task force to maintain
public trust and confidence in grand juries, created a committee to examine the administration of the death penalty, and proposed
improvements to strengthen judicial elections in Ohio.
She joined the Supreme Court of Ohio as a justice in January 2003, and was re-elected in November 2008. She was elected chief justice
in 2010, and was re-elected to a second, and final, six-year term in 2016. Her first statewide judicial election in 2002, in which she took
more than 57 percent of the vote, made her the 148th justice to the court, the sixth woman to join the court, and gave the court its first-ever
female majority. Born in the nation’s capital and raised in Strongsville and Parma, Chief Justice O’Connor’s career in public service
and the law spans three decades and includes service as a private lawyer, magistrate, common pleas court judge, prosecutor, and Supreme Court justice.
Other honored guests planning to attend:
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat Fischer
Ohio Supreme Court Justice Mary DeGenaro
6th District Court of Appeals Judge Christine Mayle
6th District Court of Appeals Judge Jim Jensen
Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Gene Zmuda
Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Linda Jennings
Lucas County Common Please Judge Michael Goulding
Lucas County Domestic Relations Judge Dave Lewandowski
Lucas County Domestic Relations Judge Lisa McGowan
Toledo Municipal Court Judge Josh Lanzinger
Toledo Municipal Court Judge Tim Kuhlman
Toledo Muncicpal Court Judge William Connelly
Toledo Municipal Court Judge Nicole Khoury
Toledo Municipal Court Judge Amy Berling
Maumee Municipal Court Judge Dan Hazard