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Warhola Moves on to November Guernsey County Judgeship Ballot

After an automatic recount May 29 by the Guernsey County Board of Elections, Andrew J. Warhola Jr. will face off with David B. Bennett in the November general election for Guernsey County Probate/Juvenile Court judge.

According to Board of Elections Director Sandra K. Miller, the recount confirmed a nine-vote winning margin in the May 6 Democratic primary for the judgeship. Warhola received 930 votes to 921 for Kent D. Biegler.

Warhola and Bennett are seeking to replace retiring Judge Robert S. Moorehead Jr., who is prevented from running again due to the constitutional age restriction.

Judicial elections for the Ohio Supreme Court, district courts of appeals, county common pleas courts, and county courts occur in even-numbered years. In the cycle for judgeships up for election every even-numbered year, 2014 is the one with the most on the ballot that occurs every six years. All judges in Ohio are elected to six-year terms.

Ohio Supreme Court staff members assemble the election results from the local county boards of elections for administrative purposes and to communicate with new judges about payroll, benefits, and other information.