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013: Republican Primary Judicial Candidates 2023 (with David Henry & Brett Rudduck)


From left to right: David Henry and Brett Rudduck. Courtesy Photo
From left to right: David Henry and Brett Rudduck. Courtesy Photo

Real Change Wilmington sits down with two of three of Wilmington's Republican judicial candidates on the May 2nd primary ballot. We asked both the same set of questions: family history and background in Wilmington, relationship to Mike Daugherty and what makes a good judge, what their legal experience is and why they are running for judge.


Born and raised in Lebanon, OH David Henry graduated from Lebanon High School, before pursuing a degree in Communications and Public Relations from Bowling Green State University, and later attended law school at Ohio Northern. Henry started his law career at Peele Law in Wilmington, before transitioning to the Attorney General's office to serve Mike Dewine, and finally came back to be a city prosecutor for Clinton County in late 2019. If elected Henry plans to use a fair and open minded approach to provide equal justice to all citizens. Outside of the courtroom Henry enjoys spending time with his family and watching his children play sports.


Lifelong Clinton Countian Brett Rudduck grew up in Wilmington, and was a 1999 graduate of Clinton Massie High School. Rudduck pursued his undergraduate degree at Miami University, and finished Law school in 2006 at William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA. With the guidance of former Judge Mike Daugherty, Rudduck began serving as the village prosecutor for New Vienna, Clarksville, Port William, and Martinsville. In 2016 Rudduck became the Law Director for Wilmington. If elected Rudduck plans to use his understanding of Clinton County to help promote fairness in the courtroom.. In his free time Rudduck enjoys spending time with his wife and 3 children.


At this time, candidate Judy Gano, has declined to publish. If you have questions about Gano and her campaign reach out to her directly.


This podcast is intended to help the city meet and learn the values of the candidates. It is important to do your own research and reach out to the candidates if you have additional questions. The primaries are on May 2, 2023 and we encourage everyone to get out and vote!





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