Dear Hamilton County District 2 voters,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my campaign website. I am running for Judge of the Hamilton County Municipal Court, District 2. District 2 is a very diverse district which includes all or parts of the following communities: Bond Hill, Clifton, College Hill, Columbia Township, Elmwood Place, Kennedy Heights, Madisonville, Mt. Airy, North Avondale, Northside, Paddock Hills, Pleasant Ridge, Roselawn, Spring Grove Village, St. Bernard, Winton Hills and Westwood.   The Municipal Court handles all misdemeanor cases, traffic offenses, and civil actions concerning damages of up to $15,000.

I decided to run for Municipal Court Judge because I have 20 years of courtroom experience and, legal knowledge, a passion for public service, and the long-term community interest and involvement required to be a fair and hardworking judge for your community.

Throughout my 20-year career as a Criminal Defense attorney, I have represented diverse citizens charged with Aggravated Murder, Rape, Aggravated Robbery, Kidnapping, various misdemeanor charges, DUIs and petty theft. I have fought daily to protect citizens' rights provided by the Constitution of the United States and the State of Ohio.

I believe in equal and exact justice for all people, not just the rich and/or members of one particular race.

I ask for your vote and support so that I may continue to serve our community as the next Judge for the Hamilton County Municipal Court. Please read more about me here and join the campaign.


Very truly yours,

Rodney J. Harris, Esq.


Rodney Harris for Municipal Court Judge


•Rodney and wife Patricia have   been married 16 years and have 2 children 

•Rodney has been a member of First Baptist Church, Covington Kentucky for 38 years

•Rodney has represented and fought for the underserved his entire career as a criminal defense attorney

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•Rodney closed his private law practice to give back to the community as Director of the Public Defender’s Office Felony Division 

•Rodney took a lead role in educating the community through numerous legal forums for many groups in the community

•Rodney co-founded, formed, presided over and coached at Viking’s Youth Athletics, ltd. a youth football and cheerleading program

 •Rodney was named the 2017 Black Lawyers Association of Cincinnati "Distinguished Service" award recipient for his service to the community

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•As Director of the Public Defender’s Office Felony Division, Rodney supervises Drug Court, Veterans Court, Mental Health Court and General Divison 

•Rodney’s leadership as Director of the Felony Division led to him being named the recipient of the 2016 Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association “Jim Looker” Attorney of the Year Award

 •Rodney’s effort and leadership has raised the level of representation for indigent defense in Hamilton County

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