Jason is the nominee of the Republican Party for Judge of the Marion County Court of Common Pleas. He is running to fill the seat that will be vacant as result of Judge William Finnegan’s decision not to seek re-election.
Jason is proud to have received numerous endorsements, including five members of the Marion City Council, all three Marion County Commissioners, and the Marion County Fraternal Order of Police.
Early voting starts on October 10th, and Election Day is November 6th, 2018.
VOTE JASON WARNER FOR JUDGE!
Jason was born and raised in Marion, and he graduated from Pleasant High School in 1988.
He attended the Ohio State University and was a walk-on member of the Ohio State football team for two years. He received both his bachelor’s degree (1993) and his law degree (1996) from Ohio State.
Magistrate Warner has been practicing law for nearly 22 years. He worked as an attorney in private practice for 6 years, during which time he handled a wide variety of civil and criminal cases, representing both plaintiffs and defendants. He also served as a prosecutor for the City of Marion during those years, specializing in the prosecution of domestic violence and other crimes against the family. He gave up his private practice when he was appointed to the full-time position of First Assistant Law Director/City Prosecutor in 2002. He served in that role for 9 years before being appointed by Judge Teresa Ballinger to his current position as Magistrate of the Marion Municipal Court in 2011.
In the nearly 7 years in which he has served as a Magistrate, Jason has presided over thousands of cases, including misdemeanor criminal cases and a wide variety of civil cases. He has reviewed thousands of motions and other pleadings filed with the court, and he has done extensive legal research. He also presides over the bond hearings and preliminary hearings in felony cases when felony charges are filed in the Municipal Court. Most felony cases are ultimately transferred to the Court of Common Pleas, the Court in which he hopes to serve after the upcoming election.
Jason is a Christian and an active member of the Cornerstone Alliance Church, where he serves as a member of the Governing Board and as an Elder. He has also served the community as a mock trial advisor and as a football and baseball coach, as he is passionate about any opportunity to have an impact on Marion’s youth.
Jason is a member of the Marion Area Chamber of Commerce, the Marion Township Association, the Marion County Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Magistrates.
Jason lives in Marion with his wife Julie, a teacher, to whom he has been married for 24 years. They have two sons: Joshua (19) is a sophomore at the University of Cincinnati, and Ethan (18) is a senior at Pleasant High School.
Jason was born and raised in Marion, and he loves his community. As Judge of the Common Pleas Court, he will work diligently to strengthen the public’s trust in our justice system and to help Marion regain a reputation as a great community in which to live, work, and raise our families.
Jason understands that the role of a Judge is to interpret and enforce the rule of law, not to legislate from the bench. While he firmly believes that judges must, first and foremost, be fair and impartial, he is well-respected as a judicial official who imposes tough sentences for violent or repeat criminal offenders.
Jason is not a politician. He has spent his entire career actually in the courtroom almost every day, representing plaintiffs and defendants, prosecuting criminal offenders, protecting the rights of victims, and presiding over cases. With countless hours of real courtroom experience, he has a firm grasp of the complex rules of evidence and procedure that must be enforced by a Judge.
Perhaps most importantly, Jason is the ONLY candidate in the race to replace the retiring Judge William Finnegan who has JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE. In the nearly seven years in which he has served as Magistrate of the Marion Municipal Court, Jason has presided over thousands of cases, and he is called upon daily to make difficult and sometimes life-changing decisions.
We need your support! If you would like to contribute to our campaign, checks should be made payable to “JASON WARNER FOR JUDGE” and mailed to: Jason Warner for Judge (c/o Julie Warner, Treasurer), 1342 Chaucer Court, Marion, OH 43302.
Individuals may contribute up to a maximum of $600.00 per person. Unincorporated organizations, LLCs, and LPAs may contribute up to a maximum of $3,800.00. No matter how large or small, your contribution will be deeply appreciated.
In accordance with election laws, we cannot accept contributions from corporations, and we cannot accept contributions from any individual who is currently employed by either the Marion Municipal Court or the Marion County Court of Common Pleas.