Ohio Republican Party Statement on Democrat Supreme Court Announcement

COLUMBUS—Today, Ohio Republican Party Executive Director Cameron Sagester released the following statement regarding the ODP’s Ohio Supreme Court announcement:

“With today’s announcement, the Ohio Democrat Party has chosen to double down on candidates who are soft on crime and will make our communities and families less safe. Justices Donnelly and Stewart will have to explain to the people of Ohio why they voted to prevent judges across Ohio from considering public safety when setting bail for those accused of violent crime, and Judge Forbes will have to explain to voters whether or not she agreed with the decision of her ticket mates.

In contrast, the Ohio Republican Party’s endorsed candidates, Justice Joe Deters, and Judges Megan Shanahan and Dan Hawkins, are all former prosecutors who know firsthand the impact judges have on the safety of the people of Ohio.

We look forward to presenting the choice between the experienced law officials of the Ohio Republican Party and the radical activists of the Ohio Democratic Party to voters in 2024.”

  • The Ohio Republican Party formally endorsed Justice Joe Deters, Judge Dan Hawkins, and Judge Megan Shanahan for Ohio Supreme Court in 2024.
    • The Ohio Republican Party will soon be announcing which seat the endorsed candidates will seek.
  • Deters, Hawkins and Shanahan are all former prosecutors who understand what it takes to keep Ohioans safe and dangerous criminals off our streets.
  • In 2022, Ohioans sent a clear message when Republicans swept all three Ohio Supreme Court races.