WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — Voters have made their decision on a history-making election for Warren Municipal Court.
Patty Leopardi Knepp defeated Traci Timko for the judge position to become the first female judge in Warren Municipal Court’s history. Knepp received just over 52% of the votes, according to unofficial returns.
Knepp said she would like to thank those who voted for her and said she “won’t let them down.”
Knepp has spent the majority of her 30-year career at her family’s private practice.
Knepp said previously that she wants to preserve the integrity of the court and explore expanding court hours into the evening to better serve people whose work schedules and other commitments make it difficult to get to court.
“So maybe the court starts early afternoon and extends into evening hours that could accommodate people’s schedules and make the judicial system much more accessible,” Knepp said.
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