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Jennifer Brunner’s “Judge Burt Griffin” TV ad

Added on November 2, 2022

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This ad features three retired judges. Retired Judge Burt Griffin says,  “This year Ohio Supreme Court justices will be the most important vote you will give.” Retired Judge Jose A. Villanueva adds, “On November 8th, Ohioans will get to elect the Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court.” Retired Judge Ronald B. Adrine endorses the candidate saying, “The Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court is extremely important, so do your research, and then vote for Jennifer Brunner.”  Judge Griffin concludes with an endorsement, “ We need a Chief Justice who is a leader, fair minded, and hard working. Justice Brunner meets that standard.”

There is a longer version of this ad on YouTube.

Who's responsible for this ad?

This is a traditional candidate ad paid for by the Jennifer Brunner committee. Contributions to candidates are available on the Ohio Secretary of State’s website.  

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Discussion and Analysis


Retired Judge Burt Griffin was one of the attorneys who staffed the Warren Commission. A graduate of Yale Law School, he served three decades as a Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge.  Retired Judge Jose A. Villanueva also served on the  Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. A graduate of George Washington University, he was the first hispanic elected countywide in Ohio. Retired Judge Ronald Adrine was on the bench of the Cleveland Municipal Court from 1981 until his retirement in 2017. He graduated with honors from Cleveland-Marshall Law School and is on the executive committee of the Ohio Association of Black Judges.