• Daniel Carey, who received his law degree from Ohio Northern University and has been licensed to practice since 1991. Carey is also a chief prosecutor for the city of Bellefontaine and also works for Thompson, Dunlap and Heydinger, Ltd., a firm headquartered in Bellefontaine. Carey previously served as an assistant Clark County prosecutor, and narrowly lost an election for the seat against Nevius in 2015.
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The Clark County Republican Party organized a screening committee to gather applications for the position and make recommendations.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich is expected to nominate a replacement before the end of this year, said Dan Harkins, chairman of the Clark County Executive Committee.
Harkins told the News-Sun the Republican Central Committee is scheduled to meet Thursday to make a final decision, and a recommendation will be forwarded to Kasich’s office by the end of this week.
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There will be a special election next year to determine who will fill the seat for the remainder of this term. Voters elect municipal court judges in odd-numbered years.