“Ohio’s Labor Federation is proud to support Judge Melody J. Stewart and Judge Michael P. Donnelly for Ohio Supreme Court,” said Ohio AFL-CIO President Tim Burga. “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.”
“I’m honored to receive the endorsement of the AFL-CIO,” said Judge Donnelly. “Throughout my career, I’ve been committed to bringing transparency and accessibility to our justice system so all Ohio families can be confident that they will enjoy equal protection under the law.”
“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 Ohio AFL-CIO’s 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.
Also last week, Judges Donnelly and Stewart received perfect 4.0 “excellent” scores from the Judicial Candidates Rating Coalition, whose members include the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Norman S. Minor Bar Association, the Ohio Women’s Bar Association and the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.