Candidates examined to fill vacated judge’s seat

In a manner of speaking, Clermont County will be benching two new judges at the beginning of 2007. With his recent victory in the race for a seat as a court of common pleas judge, Judge Victor Haddad will begin his career as a common pleas judge during the first week of January.

Since Haddad will be leaving his seat as a municipal court judge to fill the newly-created common pleas position, a judge must be appointed to fill Haddad’s vacated position on the municipal court.

That decision will be made in the coming weeks by an appointment from the governor’s office.