(1-26-22) After much contemplation and discernment, I (Matthew K. Fox) humbly announce my candidacy for Judge of the Mercer County Court of Common Pleas, General Division.

Jeffrey R. Ingraham, the current Judge of the Mercer County Common Pleas Court, General Division has devoted himself to serve the citizens of Mercer County as Judge since January of 1991.  He is, however, precluded from seeking another term in office because of age limits embedded in the Ohio Constitution.  His wealth of knowledge and depth of experience will be missed.  I seek to succeed him upon his retirement.

For more than two decades, I have served the citizens of my community through my work at the Mercer County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  In early 1998, I began my Assistant Prosecuting Attorney career assisting victims of domestic violence by helping victims obtain protection orders and prosecuting cases involving violent crimes against women.  As my experience grew, my responsibilities also grew, eventually maintaining and prosecuting the entire adult felony criminal docket for Mercer County.  In January of 2013, I had the honor of becoming your elected Prosecuting Attorney, where I continue to maintain an active court docket, supervise all legal matters handled by my office and manage the administration and function of the office.

In my various roles at the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, I have handled cases at every level of Ohio Courts, including Municipal Court, Common Pleas Court, Appellate Court and the Ohio Supreme Court.  I am admitted to practice law in Ohio, admitted to practice law in Federal District Court, and admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of the United States.  I have also served as a Special Prosecuting Attorney in Allen, Darke, Hardin, and Van Wert Counties.

I believe I have the right experience and am the right choice to succeed as Judge of the Mercer County Common Pleas Court, General Division.

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