The Mahoning County Bar Association has rated two incumbent judges seeking re-election Nov. 6 as highly qualified, but dismissed their challengers as not qualified.
Based on a poll of its membership, the association declared Judge Mary DeGenaro of the 7th District Court of Appeals highly qualified, but rated her challenger, Atty. Mark A. Hanni as not qualified.
In a county court race, the association said Judge Scott D. Hunter is highly qualified, but his challenger, Atty. Heidi Hanni, is not qualified.
In judicial contests, the lawyers belonging to the bar association evaluate each candidate’s legal knowledge, professional experience, temperament, integrity, diligence and professional responsibility, the association said Friday in a news release.