|Perrysburg Council member eyes municipal court post|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:50|
PERRYSBURG - Current Perrysburg city Councilman Tom Mackin has announced his candidacy for Perrysburg Municipal Court judge.
Mackin has submitted the required petitions to be a candidate for the Nov. 5, 2013, general election. He has held an elected seat on Perrysburg's nonpartisan City Council since 1998.
"A judge must be nonpartisan. That is why I am not participating in a primary this spring," Mackin said. "The court has always been nonpartisan. Keeping it that way is important because it affirms everyone will be given a fair and impartial hearing."
Mackin is a 1990 honor graduate of the University of Toledo College Of Law, serving as an officer for the Law Review his third year. He currently has a private practice. In his 22-year legal career, he has represented clients in municipal courts throughout Ohio.
In his role on Perrysburg City Council, Mackin has seen evidence of the municipal court's efficiency and professionalism.
Mackin looks forward to the opportunity to apply the same no nonsense common sense approach to problem solving on the bench he uses as an attorney and as an elected official. "What has worked for me is to thoroughly study the situation, identify the issues, do my homework, and then work to find an equitable solution."
Mackin believes being a judge requires a temperament that is thoughtful, thorough and tough when necessary. He explained that since he was young, people have told him that he has a "judicial temperament."
Mackin has been an active member of the community. He is a member of the Perrysburg Rotary Club and Blessed John XXIII Catholic Parish. He has also been president of the Toledo Junior Bar Association; chairman, Perrysburg Area Prevention Partners; chairman, the Fort Meigs YMCA board; and a member of the TMACOG Executive Committee. He also coached or helped coach various soccer, baseball, and basketball teams.
Mackin and his family have lived in Perrysburg since 1990.
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