Justice Pat DeWine Won’t Seek Chief Justice Position

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Pat DeWine announced this week he will seek re-election for his current seat rather than run for chief justice, an option he explored over the past year. DeWine told supporters he believes running for re-election is “the best way to ensure a conservative majority.” The GOP currently holds a 4-3 majority on the court.

DeWine’s announcement narrows the race for chief justice to Justice Sharon Kennedy, a Republican, and Justice Jennifer Brunner, a Democrat. 8/31/2021