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Bar Association recommends all local judge candidates -- except one

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    Jenifer Berki



ELYRIA — All but one county judicial candidate comes as recommended or highly recommended by the Lorain County Bar Association poll.

Jenifer Berki, who is running against incumbent County Common Pleas Court Judge John Miraldi in the November general election, was the only candidate listed as not recommended according to the results, which were released Monday. She said she wasn’t shocked by the outcome.

“It’s not surprising,” she said. “It’s a highly Democratic bar association and I’m one of the few Republicans running so it’s definitely not surprising.”

Miraldi came as highly recommended by the bar association and said he was “honored that the lawyers in the courthouse and in Lorain County” felt they could recommend him.

“It’s an honor to be recommended,” he said.

According to the poll results, the recommendations do not act as an endorsement of any single candidate.

The four candidates — all of whom are Democrats — running for Domestic Relations court come as recommended by the bar association.

Lisa Swenski is the only incumbent in that race — facing off against magistrate Charlita Anderson and defense attorneys Jack Bradley and Mike Duff in a May 8 primary.

Contact Katie Nix at 440-329-7129 or Follow her on Twitter @KatieHNix.

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