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WHY THIS RACE IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME

I want to share with each of you a personal message on why this particular judicial race is more important to me than any other I have ever run.


As many of you likely know, I have run for judicial office before — each time for Judge of the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas (I love trial work and the trial courtroom, though appellate work is my true center).  From the start, in 2006, to 2012, my Treasurer and greatest supporter was my mother, Catherine Satola.


Beginning in 2014, she and I began the Alzheimer’s journey together.  The first steps of this journey were some of the scariest and most heartbreaking moments I have experienced.  Now, after close to six years along the path as a primary caregiver, our relationship, including many moments sharing a smile, is one of the most rewarding roles of my life.


It was my hope when I ran in the Primary and General Election races in 2018 that I could achieve my career-long dream of becoming a Judge while my Mom could still understand and enjoy the experience.  It is my renewed hope for this race that I can yet still share with my greatest supporter the knowledge that “we finally did it.”

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