Ohio Capital Journal: The race for Ohio Supreme Court chief justice is on
UC political scientist David Niven speaks to 2022 race
At least two justices on the Ohio Supreme Court are eyeing the chief justice position and plan to campaign for the top judicial seat in 2022.
If a sitting justice is elected to the chief justice position, the governor appoints a replacement to fill their open seat.
With a Republican currently in the governor's seat, the GOP stands to benefit from these rules.
David Niven, an associate professor of political science at the University of Cincinnati and a former Democratic Party speechwriter, summed it up this way: "This is a heads I lose, tails I also lose proposition for the Democrats."
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