COLUMBUS—Today, the Ohio Republican Party State Central Committee (SCC) voted to endorse Ohio Supreme Court Justice Joe Deters, Franklin Court of Common Pleas Judge Dan Hawkins, and Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas Judge Megan Shanahan for the 2024 Ohio Supreme Court elections.
“It has been an honor to get to know each of the fine jurists seeking to serve on Ohio’s highest court,” said Chairman Alex Triantafilou. “Following our thoughtful and deliberative screening process, I am confident that each of these brilliant legal minds will serve the people of Ohio, and the Ohio Constitution, in a manner Ohioans have come to expect from our Republican members of the Ohio Supreme Court.”
Recommendations for endorsements by the Ohio Republican Party Judicial Screening Committee were voted on and adopted by the full SCC at the Ohio GOP State Central Committee meeting on May 5, 2023.
“All three candidates bring experience in the judiciary, and their strong backgrounds as prosecutors demonstrate their commitment to being tough on crime and making our state safer for all Ohioans,” added Triantafilou.
From the Candidates:
“I’m honored to receive the trust and endorsement of the Ohio Republican Party,” said Justice Joe Deters. “It is critical that the three of us endorsed today are successful in the upcoming election, and the action by the committee today is a step in that direction.”
“I’m thrilled with the endorsement from the Ohio Republican Party,” said Judge Shanahan. “I’ve been all over Ohio the past several months and have met many amazing Republican leaders and voters. I look forward to meeting even more voters across this state and telling them how my conservative judicial philosophy will help protect Ohio families and grow our state.”
“I’m honored to have received the endorsement and full support of the Ohio Republican Party. It is essential that we have justices on the court dedicated to the constitution, upholding the law as it is written, and not legislating from the bench,” said Judge Hawkins. “I look forward to continuing to travel around the state to discuss the importance of the Ohio Supreme Court and the outcome of this election.”
Candidates who are endorsed by the Ohio Republican Pary have exclusive access to party resources, data, and other party support. The Ohio Republican Party has a history of screening and endorsing judicial candidates for the Ohio Supreme Court ahead of primary elections.