May 7 LWV forum aims to help voters make sense of judicial elections
The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland (LWVGC) is hosting a forum, Making Sense of Local Judicial Elections, on Tuesday, May 7, 7–8:30 p.m., at the Lee Road Library, 2345 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights.
Many Ohio voters skip the judicial portion of their ballot because they don't know who or what they're voting for. Forum panelists will explain the structure of the Ohio judicial system and the role local judges play in the lives of residents. The panelists will also provide the tools voters need to research candidates, enabling them to make informed choices on Election Day.
LWVGC Vice President Catherine LaCroix will moderate the forum. Panelists will be Deborah Coleman, chair of the Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition; C. Ellen Connally, retired Cleveland Municipal Court judge; J. J. Costello, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court judge; and Robert C. McClelland, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas judge.
Siobhan Leftwich is a member of The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland, a nonpartisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government.