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Edele Passalacqua

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Edele Passalacqua
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Current Court Information:
Title:   Former judicial candidate
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Colorado at Boulder, 1985
Law School:   Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 1989
Candidate 2013:
Candidate for:  Cleveland Municipal Court
Position:  Unexpired term ending 1/4/2018
State:  Ohio
Election information 2013:
Incumbent:  No
Election date:  11/5/2013
Election vote:  Withdrawn%DefeatedD

Edele Passalacqua was a 2013 judicial candidate for the Cleveland Municipal Court in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, but she withdrew from the race on October 1, 2013.[1] She previously ran for a seat on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in 2012, but was defeated.



See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2013

Passalacqua filed for election to the Cleveland Municipal Court, but withdrew from the race on October 1, 2013.[2][1]


Passalacqua lost her bid for a seat on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. She was defeated by incumbent, Judge Daniel Gaul, in the general election on November 6, receiving 30.19 percent of the vote.[3][4]

See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2012 - Courts of Common Pleas

Cleveland bar association ratings

According to the compiled results at, Passalacqua received a rating of 2.5 out of 4 by local Cleveland bar associations. Those break down as:

  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association: Adequate
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association: Good
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association: Good
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association: Adequate[5]


Passalacqua received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1985 and her J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 1989.[6][7]


  • 1990-Present: Attorney, Passalacqua & Associates
  • 1999-2001: Associate, Zukerman, Daiker & Lear
  • 1987-1990: Law Clerk, Gibson, Harkins & Brelo[6][7]

Awards and associations

  • Cuyahoga County Defense Lawyers Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio Women's Bar Association
  • Ohio Near West Development Corp.
  • Halcyon Charities, L.L.C.
  • Carl Stokes Brigade
  • National Nationalities Movement
  • Italian/American Brotherhood[6]

Judicial philosophy

It is imperative that judges maintain the appearance of impartiality regarding all issues and all matters that are or may be before the court. We must also be willing to consider alternative interventions to incarceration and work toward initiating better re-entry programs to prevent recidivism.
- Edele Passalacqua[6][8]

See also

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