Fanon Rucker is Candidate for the Ohio Supreme Court Justice
Campaign website: ruckerforjustice.com
Education: Andrean High School (Merillville, Ind.), 1989; bachelor’s degree in psychology, Hampton University; University of Cincinnati College of Law
Job title and employer: Judge, Hamilton County Municipal Court
Public office experience: Judge, Hamilton County Municipal Court, 2007-present
Other political or community activities: Board member, Children’s Law Center, 2004-2007; Cincinnati Paralegal Board. 2003-2006; trustee, Cincinnati Bar Association, 2003-2007; board member, Seasongood Good Government Foundation, 2007-present; board member, Boys Hope Girls Hope, 2002-2006; past president and member, Black Lawyers’ Association of Cincinnati, 1996-present; public speaking, 1996-present; mentor, 1996-present); church trustee, steward, usher, men’s ministry, 1999-present; board member, Catholic Inner-city Schools Education Fund, 2003-2007; board member, Elementz Youth Center, 2011-present; Cincinnati Action Now, 2001-2003; Masonic Order; United Supreme Council
1. What do you believe will be the key issue facing the court system over the next few years?
The greatest issue the judiciary faces is the lack of trust and confidence citizens have in judges and the legal system.
2. If elected, how will you address this issue?
If elected, I will continue to be a very active member of the legal community and the community at large. I will continue to teach, deliver public speeches to community groups and mentor. I will continue to encourage other members of the Bar to engage the community. As a Supreme Court justice, I can greatly expand the scope and number of lawyers and judges.