Trapp announces candidacy for judge of the 11th District Court of Appeals

Democrat Mary Jane Trapp has announced that she will be a candidate in the May 8 primary for judge of the 11th District Court of Appeals. She is running for the open seat to be vacated by the retirement of Judge Diane Grendell. Trapp, of Russell Township, Geauga County, has been a lawyer for 36 years and previously served the 11th District as judge from 2007 to 2013. The court reviews decisions from municipal and common pleas courts in Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, Portage and Trumbull …

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Why I am running

There are certain core principles that sustain my work in the law. My family taught me the value of hard work, dedication to your life’s calling, and perseverance. My teachers taught me the value of critical and independent thought and to recognize that we are citizens of a greater whole with an obligation to improve it with our words, our acts, and our deeds, and to embrace learning as a life-long endeavor with real value. My church taught me the importance of faith, social justice, …

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