Ohio Supreme Court
There are seven Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court, and all but one currently are Republicans: Chief Justice Thomas J. Moyer (R), Justice Terrence O'Donnell (R), Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton (R), Justice Maureen O'Connor (R), Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger (R), Justice Alice Robie Resnick (D), and Justice Paul E. Pfeifer (R). Only two seats, those of O'Donnell and Resnick, are up for election in 2006.
Resnick, who pleaded guilty to drunk driving last February and was subsequently reprimanded by a disciplinary panel composed of state appellate judges, will not seek reelection. Peter Sikora (D-Cleveland)is running for Resnick's seat, and William O'Neill (D-South Russell) and AJ Wagner (D-Dayton) will compete in a primary to run against O'Donnell.