Supreme Court Incumbents Earn Endorsement of Ohio’s Key Business Groups

Ohio’s major business groups — including the OMA — this week endorsed both justices seeking re-election to the Supreme Court of Ohio. Justices Judith French and Sharon Kennedy are both vying for their second six-year term. Although the contests are officially non-partisan, they will determine the Court’s leanings and its impact on Ohio’s business climate. (The OMA PAC endorsed both justices late last year.)

Hannah New Service recently reported that both incumbents have a large cash-on-hand advantage compared to their challengers. Justice French reported having $398,572 on hand, while her opponent, Jennifer Brunner, reported $201,358. Justice Kennedy reported having $629,753 on hand compared to Cuyahoga County Judge John O’Donnell’s $136,020.90. 6/11/2020