Governor Fills Cleveland Municipal Court Vacancy
A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court magistrate will fill the opening on the Cleveland Municipal Court after his appointment on Dec. 2 by Gov. John Kasich.
Jimmy L. Jackson Jr. will take the bench on Jan. 3, 2017.
Jackson must win in the 2017 general election in November to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends Jan. 2, 2022. Jackson replaces former Judge Ed Wade, who died Sept. 26.
Jackson received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Akron. He has served as a magistrate since 2005. He was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on May 9, 2005.
Jackson is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and a past member of the Cuyahoga County Bar Association and the Independence Charter Review Commission.