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Franklin County Judge Hopefuls Challenge Incumbents


Eight of the nine Franklin County Common Pleas judges are facing challengers this election. Koffel Brininger Nesbitt stands by the incumbents.

Eight Franklin County Common Pleas judges are facing challengers this election season. The challengers are for judicial seats in the court’s general division. There is also one spot up for grabs on the Domestic Relations and Juvenile Court bench.

The incumbents who are facing challengers for the Franklin County Common Pleas court general division are:

  • Laurel Beatty
  • Kimberly Cocroft
  • Richard A. Frye
  • Mark A. Serrott
  • Michael J. Holbrook
  • Julie M. Lynch
  • Pat Sheeran

The current judge for the Domestic Relations/Juvenile Court division is Kim Browne, who is also facing a challenger. There is only one Franklin County Common Pleas judge who is not facing any opposition, yet at least, and that is Colleen O’Donnell.

For more information, visit The Columbus Dispatch.

Things can change rapidly in this type of race, largely due to fundraising efforts. Koffel Brininger Nesbitt will enthusiastically support all of the incumbents to keep their seats, and we will actively fundraise for them.