Court of Appeals 2nd District (Dem)

District covers Montgomery, Miami, Greene, Clark and Champaign counties

All candidates were to answer this question: How have your training, experience and interests prepared you to serve on the Court of Appeals, which hears a wide variety of cases that are appealed from regional common pleas, municipal and county courts?

Darrell L. Heckman


Bio: B.A., Ohio State University; J.D., University of Toledo. Practicing lawyer for 35 years. Concentration on trials, appeals, victim representation. Veteran. Married with three children. Prosecuting attorney, Champaign County, eight years. Lifetime member, Optimist International, former club president; former president, Ohio Respiratory Board.

Answer: An interest in the law since age 8 watching “Perry Mason” and the general practice of law for 35 years has given me the experience to handle the wide variety of cases the court hears. I have handled criminal, civil, domestic, juvenile and probate trials and appeals in Montgomery, Greene, Clark, Miami, Darke and Champaign counties. I have handled criminal appeals both as elected prosecuting attorney and as defense counsel, from speeding tickets to aggravated murder. I have represented plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, husbands and wives, children and the elderly. I have appeared in over 100 appeals.

Carley Ingram


Bio: Carley Ingram, a 1980 graduate of the Ohio State University College of Law, is the chief of the Appellate Division in the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office. She and her husband, parents of three adult children, live in Spring Valley Twp.

Answer: My background as chief of the Appellate Division of the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office has made me uniquely qualified to review the decisions of lower courts in civil and criminal cases to ensure that the parties received fair treatment under the law. In my career, I have litigated more than 550 cases in the Second District Court of Appeals, I have argued many cases in the Ohio Supreme Court, and I argued and won an important search and seizure case in the United States Supreme Court. I have also represented county officials in civil lawsuits. My experience and commitment to justice qualify me to serve.

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