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Supreme Court justice to speak at GOP dinner

CADIZ — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy will speak at the Harrison County Republican Party’s 2020 Lincoln Day Dinner.

The event is scheduled for Thursday at the Harrison County Fairgrounds Commercial Building. Doors open for social hour at 5:15 p.m. and the dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Kennedy began her career in the justice system as a police officer at the Hamilton Police Department. She was assigned to a rotating shift, single-officer road patrol unit.

During her time as an officer, Kennedy also worked undercover operations, implemented crime prevention programs, and later, as a civil assistant, assisted in drafting police policy and procedure for the Accreditation Program.

After obtaining her law degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Law, Kennedy ran a small business of her own as a solo practitioner. While in private practice she served the legal needs of families, juveniles and the less fortunate. As special counsel for Attorney General Betty D. Montgomery, Kennedy fought on behalf of Ohio’s taxpayers to collect money due the state of Ohio. As a part-time magistrate in the Butler County Area Courts, Kennedy presided over a wide array of civil litigation and assisted law enforcement officers and private citizens seeking the issuance of criminal warrants for arrest.

Prior to her term on the Ohio Supreme Court, Kennedy served at the Butler County Court of Common Pleas, Domestic Relations Division beginning in 1999. From 2005 until December 2012, Kennedy served as the administrative judge of that division. During her time as administrative judge, she improved the case management system to ensure the timely resolution of cases for families and children. Working with state legislators she championed a “common sense” family law initiative to reduce multiple-forum litigation for Butler County families.

For tickets or information, call party Chairman John Jones at (740) 491-0909, Vice Chairman Barry Momyer at (412) 965-3522, Secretary Marsha Ferrell at (740) 658-3113 or Treasurer Karen Kinney at (740) 269-9283.

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