Jeff Welbaum is the best qualified candidate to be our next judge of the Court of Appeals. He has a diverse legal experience as a judge of the common pleas courts, elected county prosecuting attorney, assistant public defender, attorney at law in a private firm, assistant prosecuting attorney, and special assistant U.S. attorney. Welbaum is presently chief of the criminal justice section for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
Welbaum has been endorsed by five of the six county sheriffs in the Second Appellate District and two lodges of the Fraternal Order of Police. Montgomery County Lodge 104, and Greene County Lodge 37 represent full time active and retired law enforcement members from over 23 law enforcement agencies in Montgomery and Greene Counties.
The Miami County Bar Association members’ poll indicated Welbaum as the preferred candidate by a margin of 54 to 10 and found Welbaum well qualified by a margin of 59 to 15 compared to his opponent. This indicates Welbaum has earned the respect of both attorneys and law enforcement.
Please join me in voting for Jeffrey M. Welbaum as judge of the Second District Court of Appeals.
Toby L. Spencer