The Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council is proud to announce its endorsement of Franklin County Court of Common Pleas Judge Gina Russo to retain her current seat.
Appointed judge in March 2019, she is the newest judge in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas.
“I am absolutely thrilled to receive the endorsement from the Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council to remain as one of your Franklin County Common Pleas Court judges,” she said. “I am honored to have your support. I look forward to a long and meaningful relationship!”
Born and raised in Cincinnati, Judge Russo is a graduate of Fairfield High School. After graduating high school, she attended Bowling Green State University, where she majored in political science, with a minor in history. Following graduation from BGSU, she attended the Wake Forest University School of Law. After receiving her law degree in 2002, Gina moved to Columbus and joined the law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP, as a civil litigator. She has lived and worked in Columbus ever since.
After leaving the Vorys law firm in 2012, she became an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney. In March 2019, Gov. Mike DeWine appointed her to be a Judge on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, where she currently presides over civil and felony-level criminal cases.
Judge Russo is passionate about the law and helping members of her community. She is committed to using her position to swiftly and appropriately resolve cases and to compassionately guide individuals who appear before her onto a path of personal growth and success.
In her free time, Judge Russo enjoys yoga, spinning, reading and spending time with her dog Raina and her family, including her nieces.
“I am running to maintain my seat on the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas because I have the judicial experience and temperament to manage important cases, which greatly impact our community,” said Judge Russo. “I provide equal access to the court, an opportunity to be heard and I treat everyone in my courtroom with dignity and respect.”
The Republican judge said she vows to utilize her position to positively impact all who appear before her and to affect positive change.
“Above all, your case matters to me and I will give it the time, attention and detail that it deserves,” she added.
“Since being appointed to the bench, Judge Gina Russo has done a tremendous job in her outreach with labor and the Franklin County community,” said Dorsey Hager, Columbus/Central Ohio Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Secretary-Treasurer. “Her passion, energy and enthusiasm is evident when discussing the work she’s done on the bench. She has earned our endorsement.”
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