CCS Client Wins Ohio Supreme Court Race
Justice Judi French won Ohio's closely watched statewide race by a resounding margin on Election Day.
French, Kennedy retain seats on Supreme Court
Getting by with more than a little help from her friends, “Judge Judi” French won election yesterday to the Ohio Supreme Court.
The appointed Republican justice won a six-year term over Democrat John P. O’Donnell by campaigning hard and winning name-identification from TV advertising and mailers rolled out by independent “issues” groups.
She overcame O’Donnell’s perceived “name game” advantage — Republican Terrence O’Donnell (no relation) already sits on the court — by 56 percent to 44 percent, according to unofficial statewide returns.
“It feels wonderful,” French said. “Whatever words I have tonight, they are just not adequate. I am happy to have defeated the name game. People understood who I was and who I am. “I don’t know how to describe the amount and depth of support — everyone on the statewide ticket and the governor supporting me in such a big way,” she said.