As an elected official, I have had the pleasure of working with Common Pleas Court Judge David Gormley for many years.

To the Editor:

As an elected official, I have had the pleasure of working with Common Pleas Court Judge David Gormley for many years.

I know Judge Gormley well, both personally and professionally. His work as a jurist is exceptional. There is no one more dedicated to the job. He spends many hours researching and giving much thought and consideration to each decision he makes. He values his many friendships and is loyal and kind to all he comes into contact with.

Recently, the editorial board of the Canton Repository -- his opponent's hometown newspaper -- endorsed Judge Gormley for a seat on the 15-county Fifth District Court of Appeals, citing his many accomplishments, deep legal background and judicial experience. Judge Gormley also has received endorsements from the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police and the Canton lodge of the FOP.

Please remember to vote for Judge David Gormley on Nov. 8. Both the legal community and the public will be well-served if he is elected to the Fifth District Court of Appeals.

Jan Antonoplos

clerk of the Delaware County Common Pleas Court