August 22, 2018

COLUMBUS — The Ohio AFL-CIO and their 600,000 members from across the state have endorsed Judge Melody J. Stewart for the Ohio Supreme Court. “Judges Donnelly and Stewart have outstanding credentials and experience, and will bring much-needed balance to the state’s high court, helping ensure equal justice under the law for hard-working Ohioans and their families” said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga.

“The decisions made at the Ohio Supreme Court affect everybody, either directly or indirectly, and that’s why who sits on the bench is so important to Ohio’s working families,” said Judge Stewart. “I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the Ohio AFL-CIO and their workers across the state.”

The endorsement came as both Judges Stewart and Donnelly received higher ratings than their respective opponents from the Ohio State Bar Association last week, with Judge Stewart earning the highest rating among all the candidates by scoring a 29 out of a possible 30.


August 15, 2018

COLUMBUS — The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Commission on Judicial Candidates released its ratings for the 2018 General Election Tuesday, with Judges Melody J. Stewart and Michael P. Donnelly pulling in higher ratings than their respective opponents in the two races for Ohio Supreme Court. 

Judge Stewart earned the highest rating among all the candidates with a score of 29 out of a possible 30.

“Judges Stewart and Donnelly are consummate professionals who are committed to fighting for Ohio families, preserving, protecting and defending the Ohio Constitution and ensuring equal justice under the law for all,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper.


February 6, 2018

 COLUMBUS — Ohio Democrats have two top-notch candidates for state Supreme Court in 2018, with Appellate Court Judge Melody J. Stewart and Common Pleas Court Judge Michael P. Donnelly filing their petitions today to run for Ohio’s highest court.

“It’s time to take politics out of the Ohio Supreme Court, restore balance and elect justices who understand Ohioans’ real lives and economic challenges,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The Court needs the best and most capable jurists, and Judge Melody Stewart and Judge Michael Donnelly bring extensive experience — both in the courtroom and in the community — to the bench.”

Elected to the Ohio Court of Appeals’ Eighth Appellate District in 2006 and twice re-elected, Judge Stewart has more than 30 years of combined administrative, legal and academic experience in a number of private and public settings. 


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