Both of the candidates running in the November 8, 2022, general election for Franklin County Court of Common Pleas General Division in Ohio — Jessica Barwell and Julie Lynch — completed Ballotpedia’s Candidate Connection survey. These survey responses allow voters to hear directly from candidates about what motivates them to run for office.
According to the Franklin County Courts website, the Court of Common Pleas General Division has “original jurisdictional authority over all felony cases and all civil cases in which the sum or matter in dispute exceeds $15,000.”
Here are excerpts from candidates’ responses to the question: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
“I believe in ‘Blindfold Justice’ for everyone that will enter my courtroom. I believe that all persons accused of a crime in my courtroom will receive fair justice regardless of who is representing them, their socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and most importantly, their race.”
“Safety of my community. The gun violence is out of control. Young adults have easy access to firearms and that is leading to so many deaths and assaults. I am passionate about finding a way out of this gun violence culture that is so prevalent in our community.”
Click on the candidates’ profile pages below to read their full responses to this and other questions.
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