I want to share a personal message on why this particular judicial race is important to me.
I have run for judicial office before — for Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, and recently for the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals. From my first race, in 2006, through 2012, my Treasurer and greatest supporter was my mother, Catherine Satola.
Beginning in 2012, my Mom and I began navigating the Alzheimer’s journey together. The first steps of the journey were some of the scariest and most heartbreaking moments I have experienced. The close to eight years walking alongside my Mom as her primary caregiver, which included many shared adventures -- and many smiles -- was one of the most treasured and rewarding roles of my life.
My Mom passed away from the end stages of Alzheimer's Disease in October 2020.
It was my hope when I ran in prior races that I could achieve my career-long dream of becoming a Judge while she and I could celebrate the experience. It remains my hope that I can yet still share with my greatest supporter, even if now only in spirit, the joy in knowing that “we finally did it.”