Thank you !
The election process has certainly been interesting this year! With the primary election being extended amid the corona virus and the need to protect ourselves and our families, the election process has been rather unpredictable. Despite these challenges, the positive and encouraging messages received from so many of you will be long remembered.
Throughout the campaign process it has been rewarding to go door to door, meeting many of you, responding to messages and speaking to various groups about my campaign, my vision for the Probate and Juvenile Court, the need to hold juveniles accountable, and the desire to protect and strengthen Union County families.
While meeting with individuals, service providers and mental health professionals, it is very evident that we have many great people working in our county who strive each day to benefit individuals and families. Many successful programs and services currently in place are a testament to the work that has been accomplished thus far. As Judge, it will be rewarding to collaborate with others to reinforce existing services and implement additional programs and services that will further the mission of the Juvenile Court and benefit our youth and families.
The support I have received from you has been incredible and very much appreciated. I express heartfelt gratitude to all those who assisted with this campaign over the last several months. I am honored to have served Union County many years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and, if elected, look forward to continuing my service as Judge
Thank you all.
Rick Rodger endorsed by elected officials and community members
As my campaign continues to be your next Union County Probate and Juvenile Judge, it is a great honor to be endorsed by:
DAVID PHILLIPS, Union County Prosecutor
JAMIE PATTON, Union County Sheriff
MONTE ASHER, Richwood Chief of Police
DR. PHIL ATKINS, Mental Health and Recovery Board
TIM DAWSON, local businessman and community member
BOB SEMENTS, respected educator, coach and community member
PERRY PARSONS, local attorney
JEFF and JANET WILSON, longtime community members
BILL BUMGARNER, long time community member
ED and SHAWNA CARDOZA, long time community members
KIM WILSON, caseworker, long time community member
ELIZABETH CLARK, Union County resident
Rick Rodger - speaking to the Lions Club tonight
Rick Rodger will be speaking to the Lions Club in Raymond, Ohio tonight. Having been a Lion for a number of years, I have always enjoyed my association with the members of the various clubs.
David W. Phillips, Union County Prosecuting Attorney endorses Rick Rodger as the next Union County Probate and Juvenile Judge
As Union County Prosecuting Attorney, I know that a good judge must have the proper judicial temperament, a strong work ethic, be firm, but compassionate and have a deep understanding of the law and how it should be applied. I can attest that Rick has those qualities necessary to serve the people of Union County as the next Union County Probate and Juvenile Judge.
Rick’s broad range of experience, both as a private attorney and as an assistant prosecuting attorney, gives him the depth of legal knowledge necessary to effectively serve as Judge.
I wholeheartedly endorse Rick Rodger for Union County Probate and Juvenile Judge and ask that you join me in voting for him March 17, 2020.
David W. Phillips, Union County Prosecuting Attorney
Signs are here !
Yard signs are here. If you would like a sign in your yard, please contact me, along with your address, and I will be happy to get one to you. I appreciate it. Thank you.
Former Chief Assistant recommends Rick Rodger for Judge
I received the following from Terry Hord, former Chief Assistant Prosecutor for Union County, Ohio:
"Rick Rodger is a candidate for Probate Juvenile Court Judge in Union County. He has appeared as an experienced attorney in the Common Pleas Court, Municipal Court and the Probate and Juvenile Court in several counties. He has prepared and presented cases in the Juvenile Court concerning delinquency, unruliness, abuse and neglect and dependency. In the Probate Court, he has dealt with issues concerning adoption, guardianship, mental illness hearings, and also appeared concerning wills and estates.
Rick Rodger has a very good demeanor, is a well-balanced, experienced and competent attorney and would be an excellent Probate Juvenile Judge for Union County, Ohio. I respectfully support Rick Rodger as candidate for Judge, and encourage you to vote for him in the up-coming Republican primary.
Terry L. Hord, Esq.
These are recent recommendations I have received:
"Having observed Rick, both in and out of Court, over the last 23 years, I am certain he will make an excellent Judge."
Perry Parsons, Esq.
"Such an outstanding individual who would be an amazing Judge."
"Union County friends, you couldn't pick a better person for the job."
Mark Schwemer, Esq.
I thank each of them for their kind words. I hope I continue to have their support, and yours, in March, 2020 and thereafter. Thank you.
Out in the community
Over the pasts month or so, I have had the opportunity of visiting many of you at community dinners, civic meetings, Township meetings and out in the community. I look forward to continue being out in the community as I go door to door speaking with many of you. I am cognizant of the dinner hour and of families with children getting homework done and getting ready for school the next day. I have raised children myself and know how important a nightly routine is. As I continue to go door to door, I will strive to be respectful of your families time. Thank you for your continued support as I seek to be your next Probate and Juvenile Judge. Thank you.
On December 3, 2019, petitions were filed with the Board of Elections for my bid to become the next Probate and Juvenile Judge of Union County, Ohio.
It was wonderful to attend this event with so many friends that I respect. Thank you for a great evening.