Ohio Chamber PAC endorses Kennedy and French for Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Chamber PAC endorses Kennedy and French for Ohio Supreme Court

Columbus – The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (OCCPaC) announced today its endorsement of Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French for the Ohio Supreme Court.
“During their tenures on the Supreme Court, Sharon Kennedy and Judi French have demonstrated a strong commitment to interpreting laws and applying them as written, rather than legislating from the bench,” said Andrew E. Doehrel, President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber. “That commitment is critical for having a fair and predictable legal environment in Ohio, and we are pleased to support both candidates as they pursue their first full terms on the court.”

Doehrel pointed to the professional experience of Justice Sharon Kennedy, which includes 14 years as a trial judge and two years on the Supreme Court, as reasoning for her endorsement. “Justice Kennedy not only understands the proper role of a jurist, she has consistently put it in practice throughout her career.”

Regarding Justice Judi French, who has served in several positions in state government and as a judge on the Tenth District Court of Appeals, Doehrel said, “Justice French has shown an unwavering commitment to the people of Ohio and a great mind for the law. We are excited to help her get elected.”

Justices on the seven-member Supreme Court are elected on a non-partisan basis to six-year terms. Their decisions can have a significant impact on Ohio’s economy, influencing the cost of goods and services, health care, education, and the general costs of running a business. The Ohio Chamber has been a leader in educating Ohioans about the importance of the court and is committed to performing this responsibility again in 2014.

Founded in 1893, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce is Ohio’s largest and most diverse statewide business advocacy group. The Chamber works to promote and protect the interests of its 8,000 business members, large and small, while building a more favorable business climate.
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For Immediate Release
June 11, 2014
For more information contact:
Cory Bailey, Manager of Political Programs
614-228-4201
cbailey@ohiochamber.com

Ohio Chamber PAC endorses Kennedy and French for Ohio Supreme Court
Columbus – The Ohio Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (OCCPaC) announced today its endorsement of Justices Sharon Kennedy and Judi French for the Ohio Supreme Court.
“During their tenures on the Supreme Court, Sharon Kennedy and Judi French have demonstrated a strong commitment to interpreting laws and applying them as written, rather than legislating from the bench,” said Andrew E. Doehrel, President and CEO of the Ohio Chamber. “That commitment is critical for having a fair and predictable legal environment in Ohio, and we are pleased to support both candidates as they pursue their first full terms on the court.”
Doehrel pointed to the professional experience of Justice Sharon Kennedy, which includes 14 years as a trial judge and two years on the Supreme Court, as reasoning for her endorsement. “Justice Kennedy not only understands the proper role of a jurist, she has consistently put it in practice throughout her career.”
Regarding Justice Judi French, who has served in several positions in state government and as a judge on the Tenth District Court of Appeals, Doehrel said, “Justice French has shown an unwavering commitment to the people of Ohio and a great mind for the law. We are excited to help her get elected.”
Justices on the seven-member Supreme Court are elected on a non-partisan basis to six-year terms. Their decisions can have a significant impact on Ohio’s economy, influencing the cost of goods and services, health care, education, and the general costs of running a business. The Ohio Chamber has been a leader in educating Ohioans about the importance of the court and is committed to performing this responsibility again in 2014.
Founded in 1893, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce is Ohio’s largest and most diverse statewide business advocacy group. The Chamber works to promote and protect the interests of its 8,000 business members, large and small, while building a more favorable business climate.

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