Thanks to King's post last week about the real Pam O'Bannon, http://kingsrightsite.blogspot.com/2009/08/bedford-municipal-court-race-will-real.html, it piqued my curiosity about the race. Let's face it, judicial races as a whole, especially muni court races, often fly below the radar.
After doing some further research on O'Bannon, King is 100% right (which shouldn't come as a surprise) about her qualifications to serve as judge.
According to this article from the Bedford Sun http://blog.cleveland.com/bedfordsunbanner/2009/05/obannon_unseats_junkin_on_bedf.html, O'Bannon has never been in the courthouse, let alone practiced before the Bedford Municipal Court. Yes, you read that right - this candidate for judge has never worked in the court she now wants to serve.
This would be like hiring a doctor to perform a surgery on you despite the fact that she has never set foot in a hospital or an operating room.
The communities that comprise the Bedford Muni Court (Bedford, Bedford Hts., Warrensville Hts., Oakwood, North Randall, Glenwillow, Solon, Orange, Moreland Hills, Bentleyville, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls Twp., Woodmere, and Highland Hills) deserve better than this.