NAPOLEON — Henry County’s new prevalent pleas judge was sworn in listed here Friday afternoon.
Amy Rosebrook — who has served as Napoleon Municipal Court’s decide for 10 yrs — was appointed lately by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine to fill the spot vacated by Judge John Collier who retired on Sept. 1 for wellness concerns. (Browsing judges have been managing conditions because he stepped down.)
“I was incredibly honored that I was appointed by the governor,” Rosebrook mentioned through an interview with The Crescent-News Thursday. “I’m very enthusiastic. I know this will be a new problem for me. I’m just energized to carry what I’ve acquired sitting as judge of municipal court docket to the popular pleas court docket.”
Throughout Friday’s ceremony, when Rosebrook was sworn in by Henry County Juvenile/Probate Choose Denise McColley, she thanked these who turned out for the event as effectively as family members and colleagues for their help, expressing gratitude for the opportunity.
“I’ve been grateful to be a part of this legal community and federal government local community here in Henry County,” she mentioned. “… I enjoy this county. I really like the honor of becoming able to serve this county.”
Rosebrook, a Republican, will fill the remainder of Collier’s unexpired expression that ends in Could 2023, and now has fully commited to looking for the next full expression. For the reason that that commences in Could 2023, the seat will be on the ballot future year — very first all through the May well major (if there is one particular) and then in the November typical election.
She mentioned she will not essentially commence hearing circumstances in widespread pleas courtroom until eventually Dec. 13 as she will attend a schooling session following week. But thereafter, she will preside in excess of the county’s felony situations and domestic issues, a improve from municipal court which mainly handles misdemeanor and targeted traffic cases as effectively as tiny civil promises.
This is Rosebrook’s 2nd appointment to a court docket bench.
In 2011, she was named by then Gov. John Kasich to fill the vacant municipal judge seat.
She already experienced been trying to find election to the situation in that year’s election and went on to get a 6-12 months expression in November 2011. Re-election in 2017 followed and Rosebrook would have sought a 3rd expression as municipal decide in 2023, she claimed.
Since the governor is a Republican, the job of getting probable replacements for judicial seats in Henry County rests with the county’s GOP central committee. But the governor retains the appointing authority.
“The Republican central committee will submit names to him that would do a good work considering the fact that they know the community people,” spelled out Rosebrook. “Those people are contacted and interviewed. There is an comprehensive questionnaire you will need to fill out.”
Whoever is picked to replace Rosebrook will be subject matter to election following year for the harmony of her unexpired time period. An election for the seat’s following total six-year time period will be held in November 2023.
Rosebrook is a native of Henry County, rising up in Flexibility Township and graduating from Napoleon Higher College in 1991.
From there she went on to Ohio College, earning an undergraduate degree in 1995 before acquiring a legislation diploma from the College of Toledo’s College of Regulation in 1998.
Just out of regulation university, Rosebrook joined the regulation agency of former Henry County Prosecutor Jay Hanna, eventually becoming a husband or wife.
Rosebrook and her partner, Brad, reside in rural Henry County and have two children, daughter Ella and son Ian, who attend Liberty Middle Schools.