County recorder defeats appointee in Franklin County Probate Court | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 4 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Nov 3, 2010, titled County recorder defeats appointee in Franklin County Probate Court | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Franklin County Probate Court Judge Alan Acker, who has drawn controversy since he was appointed to the bench in June, lost to Republican Robert G. Montgomery yesterday, gaining about 41 percent of the vote, according to final, unofficial totals.

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Frankie

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 3, 2010
I don't feel sorry for that loser Acker. His statment of "feeling sorry for the people of the county" is a classless statement. Glad Mr. Acker lost.

Since: Dec 09

Columbus

#2 Nov 3, 2010
Acker lost, now his sons will be out of work and how on Earth will minors get married without their parents permission?
Jen

Dublin, OH

#3 Nov 4, 2010
These are ignorant comments. You may have never agreed with how this one sided paper portrayed Acker, but you don't realize that the people of franklin county just proved to both parties all you need is a name. screw qualifications. I don't think you understand that the people are going to have a hell of a time if they need the probate court for the next few years. You can't learn probate in a year.
Now no qualified lawyer is ever going to want to run for judge... that is pathetic. Maybe before you make comments you should research about both of their qualifications and what EVERY single lawyer has said about Judge Acker. They were all backers for judge Acker.

Since: Dec 09

Columbus

#4 Nov 4, 2010
Jen - I did do my research on every candidate prior to voting, and not from only Dispatch reporting.

I voted against Acker because I didn't like his decisions in several cases, including the ones I listed above.

I did not find much on negative comments from lawyers, but that is not the deciding factor. If I was a probate lawyer, I wouldn't say anything negative about a judge that I may have to appear before either.

At the same time time I would not promote voting for him either because of having to appear before his replacement, judges are human and will let support influence their decisions.

Goodbye Mr. Acker

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