Herman wins Common Pleas primary race

May 7th, 2010    Author: Brett A. Roller    Filed Under: News

Municipal Court Judge Thomas Herman will have a new courtroom next year after winning the Common Pleas Court bench currently occupied by retiring Judge William Walker Tuesday night.

Herman defeated assistant county prosecutor Daniel “Woody” Breyer by 7.96 percent.

“I am very gratified and thankful that I ran a positive campaign,” Herman said. “I look forward to the challenges of the Common Pleas Court.”

Herman will leave the position he has held for 19 years to take his place at the downtown Batavia courthouse.

"I have mixed feelings about leaving the court that I basically built but I am looking forward to it," Herman said. "Judge Walker was did an excellent job and I have big shoes to fill."

A total of 7,015 Republican voters chose Herman compared to 5,980 who voted for Breyer. No Democratic candidate filed for the race making Herman the Judge.

The 60 year old Herman said the Common Pleas Court will be his final stop and he said he has no plans to pursue a seat on an appellate court.

He thanked the Republicans of Clermont County and thanked everyone who worked on his campaign.

"My family, friends and associates helped me immensely and I'm thankful for that," Herman said.

He was eager to return to work Wednesday morning and continue his role as Municipal Court Judge for the remainder of the year.

"I have to be back at it at 8:30 tomorrow morning," Herman said. "I have a docket tomorrow and I had a docket yesterday."
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