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Tim Grendell

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Tim Grendell
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Current Court Information:
Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, Ohio
Title:   Judge
Position:   Probate/Juvenile Court
Service:
Appointed by:   Gov. John Kasich
Active:   2011-2020
Preceded by:   Charles Henry
Past post:   Member, Ohio Senate
Past term:   2005-2011
Past post 2:   Member, Ohio House of Representatives
Past term 2:   2000-2004
Personal History
Born:   4/17/1953
Undergraduate:   John Carroll University, 1975
Law School:   Case Western Reserve School of Law, 1978
Grad. School:   University of Virginia Law School, 1983
Military service:   U.S. Army
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Geauga County Court of Common Pleas
State:  Ohio
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Election vote:  75.15%ApprovedA
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Geauga County Court of Common Pleas
Position:  Probate and Juvenile Division
State:  Ohio
Election information 2014:
Party:   Republican
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/6/2014
Primary vote:  100%ApprovedA
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  ApprovedA

Tim Grendell is a judge on the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division, which presides over Geauga County, Ohio. He was appointed to the court by Governor John Kasich in September 2011 to fill a vacancy created by the death of Judge Charles Henry. Grendell was then elected to the court in November 2012 to serve out the remainder of Henry's term.[1] Grendell was re-elected to the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division in 2014, winning a new term that expires on December 31, 2020.[2][3]

Grendell was a Republican member of the Ohio State Senate, representing District 18. He served in the Ohio State House of Representatives from 2000 to 2004. He joined the Ohio State Senate in 2005 and served in that position until 2011. In 2011, Grendell was appointed judge for the Geauga County Probate/Juvenile Court.[4] Grendell was term-limited in 2012.

Elections

2014

See also: Ohio judicial elections, 2014
Grendell ran for re-election to the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division.
General: He was unopposed in the general election on November 4, 2014.[3]
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2012

Grendell was elected to the Geauga County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division. He defeated Timothy H. Snyder in the general election on November 6, winning 75.15% of the vote.[5] [6]

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

2010

In 2010, Grendell decided to run for his former house seat in District 98.[7] In the general election, Grendell defeated Mary Briggs (D), Bob Cannon (C), and Marc Saric (I).[8] However, following his election to the Ohio House of Representatives Grendell decided to remain in the state senate, where he will be term-limited in 2012.[9]

2008

On November 4, 2008, Grendell was re-elected to Ohio State Senate District 18.[10] He ran unopposed.

Husted raised $153,053 for his campaign.[11]

2004

On November 2, 2004, Grendell was elected to Ohio State Senate District 18.[12]


Campaign donors

2010

In 2010 Grendell raised $17,400. [13]

Listed below are primary contributors.

2008

In 2008 Grendell raised $153,053.[14]

Listed below are the largest contributors.

Personal

Grendell and his wife Diane have two children.

Appointment to court

The process during which Grendell was chosen as a new member of the court was controversial and full of in-party bickering. A widely circulated rumor was that Senate Republicans pressured Governor John Kasich to appoint Grendell, in order to get him out of the legislature, because of his opposition to parts of the Republican agenda.

This did not sit well with the chairman of the Geauga County GOP, Ed Ryder, who was also a nominee for the seat. The county Republican party created a list of nominees to forward to the governor, standard practice in Ohio, and did not include Grendell. This in turn did not sit well with Grendell.

Eventually, Governor John Kasich screened all thirteen applicants and selected Grendell to fill the vacancy.[15]

Military service

Grendell served in the Judge Advocate General's Corps in the United States Army.[1]

Education

Grendell received his undergraduate degree from John Carroll University in 1975, his J.D. from Case Western Reserve School of Law in 1978, and his LL.M. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1983.[1]

Career

  • 2011-2020: Judge, Geauga County Juvenile and Probate Court
  • 2005-2011: Member, Ohio Senate
  • 2000-2004: Member, Ohio House of Representatives
  • 1999-2011: Attorney/principal, Grendell and Simon Co., LLP
  • 1993-1998: Attorney/partner, Taft Stettinius and Hollister Grendel and Marrer Co., LLP
  • 1991-1999: Attorney, Grendell and Targrove Company
  • 1990-1993: Partner, Speith, Bell, McCurdy and Newell
  • 1984-1990: Attorney/partner, Zonco, Day, Reavis, Pogue
  • 1978-1983: Captain, United States Army
  • 1978: Admitted to the Ohio Bar[1][16][17]


On June 3, 2013, Grendell was assigned by Judge Maureen O'Connor to assist with the Lake County Probate Court proceedings. He will be assisting retired judge R.R. Denny Clunk, who is on a special three-month assignment to fill the vacancy on the court created by the death of former judge Ted Klammer. Sitting judges have been assigned to assist the Lake County Probate Court until a permanent judge is appointed by Governor John Kasich.[18]

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 The Supreme Court of Ohio & the Ohio Judicial System, "Press Release: Governor Appoints Grendell to Geauga Juvenile/Probate Court," September 9, 2011
  2. Judicial selection in Ohio
  3. 3.0 3.1 Geauga County Board of Elections, "Local Candidates 2014 Primary Election - May 6, 2014," accessed April 23, 2014
  4. The News-Herald, "Tim Grendell appointed Geauga Probate/Juvenile Court judge (UPDATED)," September 9, 2011
  5. Ohio Secretary of State, "Official Election Results 11/6/2012: Court of Common Pleas Judge"
  6. Geauga County Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Candidates"
  7. The News Herald, "Tim Grendell to run for state rep," January 20, 2010
  8. Ohio Secretary of State, "State Representative: Results for general election on November 2, 2010," accessed June 11, 2014
  9. Columbus Dispatch, "Grendell to forsake House seat, will stay in Senate," November 30, 2010
  10. Ohio Secretary of State, "Ohio State Senate official election results for 2008," accessed April 15, 2014
  11. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 campaign contributions," accessed June 10, 2014
  12. "Ohio State Senate official election results for 2004"
  13. Follow the Money, "2010 campaign contributions," accessed June 10, 2014
  14. Follow the Money, "Report on 2008 campaign contributions," accessed June 10, 2014
  15. The Plain Dealer, "Gov. John Kasich picks Sen. Tim Grendell for judicial vacancy in Geauga County, ending contentious appointment process," September 9, 2011
  16. VoteSmart.org, "Legislative Profile: Timothy J. Grendell"
  17. Martindale.com, "Judge Profile: Timothy J. Grendell"
  18. The News-Herald, "Geauga Judge Tim Grendell assigned to assist with Lake County Probate Court proceedings," June 3, 2013
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