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League’s Public Officials Reception Rescheduled to Tuesday, April 21

The public officials reception postponed because of bad weather in January will take place instead on Tuesday, April 21, 7-9 p.m. Jeanne Shatten and Larry Oscar will host at their home, 20725 University Blvd.
Another upcoming event:

 

Join Greater Cleveland Leaguers at our next Hot Topics forum

Topic: Reforming Ohio’s Judicial Elections

Speaker: Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor, Ohio Supreme Court

Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will be the speaker at a Hot Topic discussion presented by The League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland on Monday, April 13.  Justice O’Connor’s talk will follow a 6:15pm dinner.

The event will be held at:

Lakewood Women’s Club Pavilion
14532 Lake Avenue
Lakewood, Ohio

The buffet dinner will cost $15.00 payable at the door with cash or check made out to:  LWV Greater Cleveland.  Reservations are a must.  Please RSVP by April 8 to Mary Warren at 216-221-2975 or by email to mwarren25@cox.net.

Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor is the 10th Chief Justice in Ohio history and is the first woman to lead the Ohio judicial branch.  She will be speaking on “Reforming Ohio’s Judicial Elections”.

She was first elected to the Supreme Court in 2002. Ohio’s voters reelected her in 2008 in a landslide victory in which she carried every one of Ohio’s 88 counties and took approximately 68 percent of the vote. In 2010, her election to the Chief Justice’s office, again garnering approximately 68 percent of the vote and all counties, marked the latest achievement in a long and distinguished career of public service.

Since she took office in 2011, Chief Justice O’Connor has led significant reforms and improvements in the Ohio judicial system, including establishing a task force to examine court funding statewide, creating a task force to examine the administration of the death penalty, and proposing improvements to strengthen judicial elections in Ohio to name just a few.

The League supports the independence of judges with preference for merit selection.

 

You may be interested in reviewing Mayor Earl Leiken’s Presentation to the Shaker Chapter on the State of the City, Jan. 30, 2015

The mayor made this presentation at our board meeting in January. Read it to learn the latest: Mayor's Presention on State of the City (82).