Candidate for Municipal Judge - Deane Buchanan
A. DEANE BUCHANAN
3381 Seaton Road Cleveland Heights 44118 Age: 64
Education: PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: BA, POLITICS 1968. CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL. JURIS DOCTORATE, 1973
Occupation: JUDGE, CLEVELAND HEIGHTS MUNICIPAL COURT. ELECTED 1st November 2001, 2nd November 2005
Qualifications: Attorney, practiced law for 28 years. Legal counsel to Democratic Governor Richard F. Celeste for 2 years. Vice Chr. of the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals for 6 years. Judge, Cleveland Heights Municipal Court, 10 years. 7 years, Board member, 1 year as Chairman, Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board.
Community: Founding member, Board of Directors of the Karen E. Mumford Cancer Foundation. Former President, Northern Ohio Municipal Judges Assn.
QUESTIONS and RESPONSES:
Role: The Municipal Judge must assure that all criminal, traffic and housing violations are adjudicated promptly and with due regard to the rights of the persons accused. To do so fairly, impartially and to impose appropriate penalties when required on each case.
Housing Stock: The Municipal Judge must enforce the State laws and Municipal Ordinances as they pertain to Housing and building code standards in a manner that encourages homeowners, business owners and landlords to provide safe, secure and attractive structures that comport to the standards of the Cleveland Heights community. The Judge must also impose appropriate penalties when the standards are not maintained.