Republican Mark Kerenyi and Democrat Randall Burnworth are both on the ballot for judge of the Washington County Court of Common Pleas.
Kerenyi is the Magistrate of Washington County Court of Common Pleas Probate and Juvenile Division, while Burnworth is the Magistrate of Washington County Court of Common Pleas Domestic Relations.
A practicing attorney for more than 30 years, Burnworth has said it is his length and breadth of experience that qualifies him to follow in the footsteps of retiring Judge Susan Boyer, a Democrat who has served for 26 years.
Burnworth also served in the Ohio Attorney General's office for four years, including two when he served as the head of the Habeas Corpus unit.
He was appointed to serve as magistrate by Boyer and Judge Ed Lane in 2008.
Kerenyi spent six years serving as an assistant prosecutor for Washington County from 1998 through 2004. Prior to that he spent two years as an associate attorney with Atkinson and Burton.
Since 2004 he has served as magistrate with the court of Common Pleas, where he oversees delinquencies and determining if the rights of a child have been violated by police.
With eight years of judicial experience, Kerenyi said he has a broader experience as a magistrate that's more current in regard to the law.