Scott Hunter (Republican)

Running for
ResidenceBoardman Township, OH
EducationGraduate, Canfield High School -1981; Graduate, Youngstown State University, B.S. in B. A. - 1985; Graduate, University of Cinncinati, College of Law, Juris Doctorate - 1988.
EmployerMahoning County Court;
Hunter-Stevens Land Title Agency, Ltd.;
Scott D. Hunter, Attorney-at-Law.
FamilyWife, Michelle; Daughters: Ashley, Emily and Katie;
Step-Children: Jessica and Austin.
Family in office?Brother, George Hunter works for the Mahoning County I.T.
Reasons for runningAs my record clearly reflects, I have always had a strong commitment to public service. I have worked hard to administer the Court in an effective and efficient manner with honesty, integrity and fairness. I wish to continue to provide the citizens of our County with justice that is fair, firm and impartial.
Priorities My priorities have been and will continue to be the administration of justice in an honest, ethical, and fiscally responsible manner. I want everyone who appears in my Court to feel that they were treated fairly, firmly, when necessary, but always impartially.
QualificationsI have served as a County County Judge for 13 years and as Judge of the Mahoning County Misdemeanor Drug Court for 11 years. I have practiced law for 24 years and I have served as Mayor of a local community and presided over Canfield Mayor's Court. I have served professionally and publicly in positions of trust and have clearly demonstrated a commitment to public service.
Positions on the issues Clearly, the prevailing issue regarding the Mahoning County Courts is court consolidation. I will continue to work with the Mahoning County Bar Association, the Ohio Supreme Court, court consultants and other elected officials to resolve this issue while ensuring that the Court operates in an efficient and effective manner at all times. Ultimately, the decision on this issue must be made by the Ohio Legislature and their constituents.
Offices Sought Judge, Mahoning County Probate Court - 2008;
Judge, Mahoning County Court - 2000 & 2006;
Mayor, City of Canfield, Ohio - 1997;
City Council, City of Canfield - 1991 & 1995.
Offices Held Judge, Mahoning County Court - July,1999 to present;
Mayor, City of Canfield, Ohio 1998 to July, 1999;
City Council, City of Canfield, Ohio 1991 to 1998.