In the general election on November 6, 2018, a total of four candidates will compete for two seats on the Ohio Supreme Court. Ohio Supreme Court justices are chosen in partisan primaries and the top vote-getter for each party advances to the general election. Judges serve for six-year terms. Incumbent Justice Mary DeGenaro will face Appeals Court Judge Melody Stewart to remain on the court. For retiring Justice Terrence O’Donnell’s seat, County Court of Common Pleas Judge Michael P. Donnelly will face District Court of Appeals Judge Craig Baldwin.
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