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Sept. 28, 2011
Chief Justice Supports State Issue 1

Chief Justice Maureen O'ConnorA statewide ballot issue that would raise the mandatory constitutional retirement age for Ohio judges to 75 has the support of Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor.

In a one-minute video statement, Chief Justice O’Connor notes that State Issue 1 will maintain a strong court system.

“Currently, judges cannot run for office after they turn 70,” she says. “This arbitrary age limit eliminates some of our most experienced judges from serving Ohio and administering justice fairly and impartially. No other elected office has any age limit whatsoever.”

She goes on to encourage Ohio voters to learn more about state Issue 1 by accessing the Supreme Court’s website.

The general election is Nov. 8.