Warren Co. Common Pleas (Rep)
All candidates were asked to answer this question: Within the context of the elected office you are seeking, what is the most important issue facing your community and what would you do to address it?
Bio: Chief Magistrate-Common Pleas Court Juvenile/Probate Division-Warren County: 8.5 years. Responsibilities: Serious felonies, misdemeanors, custody, abused children, guardianships, estates. Presided over 11,000+ cases. Assistant Prosecutor-Warren County: 15 years/50,000+ cases; including serious felonies/civil cases. Married with two children.
Answer: Judges must protect the rights and welfare of the citizens of Warren County, while maintaining judicial fairness and integrity.
During my experience on the bench, as Chief Magistrate, I have protected the safety of our community. As Judge, I will continue to resolve cases expeditiously, while permitting all parties the opportunity to fully present their claims and defenses.
I am a strict constructionist of the US/Ohio Constitutions; and refuse to legislate from the bench.
Donald E. Oda II
Bio: Judge Oda is married to Linda Oda, with two children: Samantha and Donnie. Elected Warren County Court Judge in 2005. Attorney for 17 years in state, federal court with civil experience and has prosecuted and defended criminal cases. Lifetime Republican.
Answer: The most important issue is keeping our families and community safe. As a veteran trial judge, I have a track record of being tough on crime, which sets the tenor for law enforcement. But I zealously guard the Constitutional rights of our citizens. I am a good listener who maintains a sense of dignity and neutrality so everyone has the opportunity to be heard. I also promote public access to court proceedings and records.