Following the recommendation of the Clermont County Republican Party, Ohio Governor Bob Taft approved Clermont Assistant Prosecutor Tony Brock as the new judge in the Clermont County Municipal Court.
Brock, who currently serves as a prosecuting attorney in the felony division, received the local Republican’s endorsement last month.
Brock will replace current municipal judge Victor Haddad who will resign his position to take the bench as a new common pleas judge on Jan. 3. According to Clermont County Republican Committee Chairman Tim Rudd, the local method of picking a successor to a judge in cases like this is to gather the local governing committee of the governor’s political party. Those committee members will then vote on who they like and send their top three choices to the governor. Typically, the governor will pick the candidate who received the most votes.