I’m William Vodrey, a magistrate of the Cleveland Municipal Court now runs countywide for the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas. I am the Democratic nominee for the full term commencing 1-3-21 and am honored to have the endorsements of the County Democratic Party, Congresswoman Marcia Fudge and many others.

Having served as a full-time judicial officer for more than 18 years, I’d now like to take my experience, my skills and my passionate commitment to justice to a higher court, and to be of service to the entire county, including our Latino residents. Most judges go their entire careers without ever having a decision officially reported as Ohio precedent; I’ve had 21. I’m the only non-incumbent candidate for a Common Pleas seat this year who has actually presided over jury trials. The court handles the most serious trial-level cases under state law, both criminal and civil. I’m ready for, and would welcome, the challenges and opportunities of public service offered by a Common Pleas judgeship.

My entire career reflects my strong commitment to public service. As a staff attorney for Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, I represented indigent clients who desperately needed civil protection orders in domestic violence cases, and people whose utilities had been illegally shut off, helping thousands through class action lawsuits. As an assistant prosecuting attorney of Cuyahoga County, appointed by the late Stephanie Tubbs Jones, I served primarily in the felony trial unit, handling serious crimes, including thefts, gun offenses, physical and sexual assaults, and drug offenses, and also worked on several capital cases.

I’d now like to make a difference for all the people of Cuyahoga County, in seeing that justice is done without fear or favor, and building on the reforms already underway in the court.

I hope to earn your vote, look forward to the opportunity to serve you, and thank you for your consideration. For more information, please visit https://votevodrey.com/

William with Marcia Fudge, U.S. Representative (D-Ohio, 11th District)

William with Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator (D-Ohio)

William with Cory Booker, U.S. Senator (D-New Jersey)

William with Brian Siggers, President of Northeast Ohio Young Black Democrats

William with Nancy Moore, Shaker Heights City Council

William with Tom Jackson, President of Solon Democratic Club

William with Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Representative (D-Ohio, 9th District)