Pamela A. Barker

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Pamela A. Barker
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Current Court Information:
Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
Title:   Judge
Position:   General Division
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. John Kasich
Active:   2011-2015
Preceded by:   Steven J. Terry
Past post:   Magistrate, Mayor’s Court and Juvenile Division, City of Brecksville
Past term:   2000-2011
Past post 2:   Attorney, Bristol West Insurance Company/Farmers Insurance Exchange
Past term 2:   2006-2011
Personal History
Born:   11/21/1957
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   Kenyon College, 1979
Law School:   Ohio State University, 1982
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
State:  Ohio
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Election vote:  53.55%ApprovedA
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas
Position:  Term commencing 1/3/2015
State:  Ohio
Election information 2014:
Party:   Republican
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/6/2014
Primary vote:  100%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/4/2014

Pamela Barker is a judge on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General Division in Cleveland, Ohio. She was appointed to the court by Governor John Kasich and assumed office on September 19, 2011. Barker was elected to the court in November 2012 and her current term expires on January 2, 2015.[1] She is running for re-election to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in 2014.

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2014

Barker is running for re-election to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.
General: She will face Sherrie Miday in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

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2012

Barker was elected to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. She defeated Colleen Ann Reali in the general election on November 6, winning 53.55% 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 Judge4Yourself.com, Barker received a rating of 3.75 out of 4 by local Cleveland bar associations. Those break down as:

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

Endorsements

  • The Plain Dealer.[6]

2010

Barker ran unopposed in the Republican primary. She was defeated in her bid for election to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas by Lance T. Mason in the general election.[7][8]

See also: Ohio Court of Common Pleas judicial elections, 2010 (A-H)

Past elections

In 2005, Barker ran for judge on the Garfield Heights Municipal Court and in 2008, on the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.[9]

Education

Barker received his undergraduate degree in political science from Kenyon College in 1979 and her J.D. from the Ohio State University in 1982.[1][9]

Career

  • 2011-2015: Judge, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas General Division
  • 2006-2011: Attorney, Bristol West Insurance Company/Farmers Insurance Exchange
  • 2000-2011: Magistrate, Mayor’s Court and Juvenile Division, City of Brecksville
  • 2000-2006: Of Counsel, Davis & Young
  • 1996-2000: Attorney, Sole practitioner
  • 1994-1996: In-House Counsel, Progressive Insurance Company
  • 1990-1994: Attorney, Sole practitioner
  • 1985-1990: In-House Counsel, Progressive Insurance Company
  • 1983-1985: Associate Attorney, Berkman, Gordon, Murray & Palda
  • 1982: Admitted to the Ohio Bar[1][9]

Judicial philosophy

According to Barker's campaign website:

As a student of political philosophy and history, Pamela Barker is a strict constructionist believing that judges should not legislate from the bench but must follow the law as established by the duly elected representatives of the people. A woman of strong faith and integrity who believes that others should be treated as she would want to be treated and adheres to principal over expediency, Pamela Barker is aware that family and church are important places to instill and promote faith and Christian values and beliefs but that the trial court bench is not the appropriate forum for imposing those beliefs upon others.[9] - Judge Pamela A. Barker[10]

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References

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