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redsmetz
11-05-2008, 01:59 AM
I know politics is taboo and this isn't meant to be political, but my oldest brother was elected as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas here in Hamilton County tonight. Our family is very proud of his accomplishment and I just wanted to share that with you all.

919191
11-05-2008, 02:01 AM
That's not a political post. That's great!

MrCinatit
11-05-2008, 07:19 AM
I sentence you to coolness!


(no, seriously...that is very, very cool redsmetz. Congratulations.)

SeeinRed
11-05-2008, 07:53 AM
I know politics is taboo and this isn't meant to be political, but my oldest brother was elected as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas here in Hamilton County tonight. Our family is very proud of his accomplishment and I just wanted to share that with you all.


Did not know he was your brother. He does some banking at the institution I work at. Very good guy. Congratulations.:beerme:

redsfandan
11-05-2008, 08:18 AM
Congrats. maybe we should remember this. ya know, just in case. :rolleyes:

Bip Roberts
11-05-2008, 08:20 AM
Whats his name so I can vote against him next time!

Just kidding, congrats to him

wolfboy
11-05-2008, 09:53 AM
I know politics is taboo and this isn't meant to be political, but my oldest brother was elected as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas here in Hamilton County tonight. Our family is very proud of his accomplishment and I just wanted to share that with you all.

Congrats to your family! I think your brother will do an excellent job.

Highlifeman21
11-05-2008, 10:15 AM
I know politics is taboo and this isn't meant to be political, but my oldest brother was elected as a judge in the Court of Common Pleas here in Hamilton County tonight. Our family is very proud of his accomplishment and I just wanted to share that with you all.

Congrats to your oldest brother, as well as your family!

Caveat Emperor
11-05-2008, 03:11 PM
Can't believe I never put two-and-two together with the name.

Pretty cool stuff!

redsmetz
11-05-2008, 04:30 PM
Thanks everyone for your well wishes. As my sister in law just said to me, it seems surreal. The campaign was very low budget, so my brother and many of us, family & friends, worked our tails off and got the name out there. The last week was spent at the BOE with my brother introducing himself to voters in line (I know Vaticanplum said she met him). The biggest expense was billboards and everyone saw those around town. We also ran some radio ads late, on the urban stations and WARM 98 and that was fun because a buddy of mine from high school wrote the scripts for us.

I spoke to our 80 year old parents today and I told them, "say after me, 'my son the judge'. I even reminded my mom that this gave her one more thing in common with her late mother; having a son as a judge. Our uncle is the late Ed Donnellon who was on the Municipal Court.

Yachtzee
11-05-2008, 06:08 PM
Congratulations. I wish your honorable brother the best. Let me know if he needs a law clerk or judicial attorney. :)

redsmetz
02-10-2009, 05:40 PM
I thought I'd bump this thread up. It's official, my brother started his term today. My folks went down late in the morning to watch him in court. It must have been a thrill for them seeing their first child become a judge. And tomorrow is their 59th anniversary. Pretty cool. I've been making some phone calls about a final fundraiser to retire some campaign debt and I'd leave messages, "This is Judge Metz's brother". Now I've got to be on my best behavior.

redsmetz
11-05-2014, 09:41 AM
I'm happy to share with you all that my brother won re-election last night. Everyone worked hard to reach out to voters to let them know what an excellent judge he has been these last six years and to get folks to the polls.

Just re-reading this thread and all the kind words from you all was nice to read, but I was caught off guard reading my comments about sharing in the elation of Jerry's election six years with my parents. Mom passed away three years ago this October. I actually went to bed on Monday night a bit wistful thinking about the fact that she wouldn't be here this time. Found myself crying over that and choking up again just typing it. I had a great sense yesterday though that she was with us. Jerry and I shared a laugh last night recalling that our late brother Jim (a teacher at Moeller who died in early 2002) even got some votes this year as we encountered some of his one-time students on the campaign trail who remembered him fondly and said they'd vote for the judge this time (one was a local police officer who said he'd pass Jerry's courtroom when down there on business and always meant to stop in and tell him how much Jim had meant to him).

My next younger brother shared on Facebook this morning that he was glad to see the voters of Hamilton County "vote responsibly" (which will tell you here locally who his opponent was.

One of our board members' mother was a neighbor of ours back in Deer Park and he was kind enough to send out a note to his family email reminding them of that. We were fortunate to have many folks who reached out and did the same thing for us to family, friends, neighbors and business colleagues. Hope you all don't mind the post bump.

Caveat Emperor
11-06-2014, 03:19 PM
As I told his bailiff yesterday, your brother hustled his rear end off this cycle. Definitely a re-election that was earned.

wolfboy
11-06-2014, 09:20 PM
As I told his bailiff yesterday, your brother hustled his rear end off this cycle. Definitely a re-election that was earned.

Agreed. I saw him everywhere working his rear end off. Congrats to him.

marcshoe
11-06-2014, 09:24 PM
Following in the footsteps of W.H. Taft.

redsmetz
11-07-2014, 05:40 AM
As I told his bailiff yesterday, your brother hustled his rear end off this cycle. Definitely a re-election that was earned.

Thanks, CE. I think folks were often surprised when he'd show up at their door asking for their vote. He may well have been the only candidate who knocked on doors. He was well received on the festival circuit and made the rounds of civic meetings. And Hamilton County gets to keep an excellent judge.

redsmetz
11-07-2014, 05:43 AM
Following in the footsteps of W.H. Taft.

Well Taft was nearly 35 years younger than my brother when he served on our local court. Heck, Taft, was only 55 when he left the White House, still younger than Jerry. Actually, I think Taft was appointment Chief Justice around the time he was Jerry's age. :-)