Following the earlier endorsements of the Toledo Blade, the Columbus Dispatch, and the Akron Beacon Journal, Yvette McGee Brown picked up the endorsement of the Cleveland Plain Dealer this weekend. In this latest endorsement, the Plain Dealer noted Yvette’s experience, court watchers’ description of her as “rigorously prepared and thoughtful”, and the consistently higher marks she has earned over her opponent from bar associations. These major Ohio newspaper endorsements echo the “highly recommended” rating by the Ohio State Bar Association, and the endorsement of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police.
Cleveland Plain Dealer // Plain Dealer endorses Ohio Supreme Court incumbents McGee Brown, Cupp and O’Donnell
“McGee Brown is the court’s only Democrat and its first African-American woman justice. Her resume includes service as a highly regarded Common Pleas judge in Franklin County and CEO of a large children’s advocacy group. Court watchers call her rigorously prepared and thoughtful.”
Akron Beacon Journal // For Supreme Court justice: Yvette McGee Brown
“She has been an outstanding addition to the court, winning praise from the chief justice and other colleagues for the quality of her work and her temperament. […] [Brown] brings welcome diversity in another way. She is the lone Democrat. Her presence leaves the court much less vulnerable to charges of following a Republican agenda, the result enhancing public confidence. In addition, she can point to rich and varied experience, 27 years as a practicing attorney, nine as a domestic relations and juvenile judge in Franklin County, plus managing a business, founding the Center for Child and Family Advocacy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus. No other justice has such a business perspective.”