Middletown judge candidate facing ethics hearing

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Middletown judge candidate facing ethics hearing

candidate for Municipal Court judge is facing an ethics hearing for alleged improper campaign practices.

Attorney James Sherron, who is one of three people running for the seat of the late Judge Mark Wall, is scheduled to have a hearing Wednesday before a three-member panel of the Ohio Board of Professional Conduct.

The complaints concern Sherron’s resume, which state he is licensed to practice in all federal courts, as well as a fundraiser invitation that alleges he implied he was Middletown Municipal Court judge.

Judge Melynda Cook Howard, who was appointed to the open seat by Gov. John Kasich after Wall’s death, filed the complaint along with Marilyn Hatfield, who is a member of the Butler County GOP Central Committee.

In addition to Cook Howard, also running for the judgeship is local attorney Elizabeth Yauch.

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