DeWine gets GOP nod for judge race
Hamilton County Commissioner Pat DeWine is now the endorsed Republican candidate for the Common Pleas judge seat being vacated by Judge David Davis. The county Republican Party's executive committee voted overwhelmingly Friday to endorse DeWine, according to DeWine's campaign.
Those who spoke in support of DeWine pointed to his legal and legislative experience, his sharp legal mind, and electability as major reasons for their support, according to his campaign.
DeWine's camp also lists a familiar name as the contact for anyone wanting to put up DeWine yard signs-- Brian Shrive.
Shrive, of Hyde Park, was the man who filed a lawsuit against Sheriff Simon Leis last year claiming the sheriff illegally used county resources (vehicles, e-mail) to lobby for the jail tax. Shrive was against the jail tax as was DeWine. DeWine, around that time, actually got into several spats with the sheriff on the matter. That lawsuit, by the way, is still pending.