River News has been speaking with candidates who are vying for the open judge positions in the area.

Dan Balgo is running for an open judge position in the Eastern District Court.

Balgo discussed several topics with River News, including his background, tough cases he has faced, and his thoughts on Issue 1, and the  controversy surrounding the potential St. Clairsville school tax levy.

He also spoke about why he’s qualified for the open judge position…

Kathleen Bartlett, who is running for an open judge position for the Seventh District Court of Appeals in Ohio, discussed several topics, including why she became a judge, hard cases she has presided over, and her thoughts on Issue 1.

Bartlett explained why she is the best candidate for the position….