Christina Cross Running for Hardin County Common Pleas Court Judge-Domestic Relations Division

Posted on November 9, 2021

The Christina Cross Campaign Committee issued the following release concerning her candidacy:

Kenton, Ohio, November 9, 2021 – Today, Hardin County attorney and educator Christina Cross announces her Republican candidacy for Hardin County Common Pleas Court Judge for the Republican Primary on May 3, 2022.

Christina will be running for the expected open seat of the newly reorganized Hardin County Common Pleas Court-Domestic Relations Division that will handle family and juvenile court cases.

“I believe my experiences as an attorney, educator, wife and mother, with 20 years of legal work as a trial lawyer, judicial law clerk and law school professor make me uniquely qualified to serve as the Domestic Relations Judge” said Christina. “Hardin County needs conservative judicial values that respect the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of parents and families.”

Christina launched her campaign today with a video announcement posted to her social media, as well as campaign website Kenton Mayor Lynn Jones Webb will chair the campaign committee and Hardin County Republican Party member Christa Rarey will serve as treasurer.

The campaign committee will host two upcoming “Coffee with Christina” meet-and-greet events in Kenton on Friday, November 19th at 8:00AM at Jitterz Coffee Company (23 N. Detroit Street), and in Ada on Saturday, November 20th at 9:00AM at Buckeye East Coffee Shop & Community Center (123 East Buckeye Ave.). The events are free and open to the public.

Christina is an active member of the Hardin County and Ohio State Bar Associations, operating Cross Law Firm, LLC in Hardin County. Christina’s legal experiences have included unique opportunities to serve in both the private and public legal sectors. As a law school professor, Christina taught civil procedure at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She has also held prestigious law clerkships at the United States Department of Justice, Office of The U.S. Attorney General, and for the chief judge of
the State of Nevada-2nd Judicial Court. In the private sector, Christina worked for law firms in California and Washington D.C., as well as for the legal division of Harley-Davidson Credit and Insurance.

In addition, Christina is a compassionate education leader who cares about Hardin County’s youth and families. As the Kenton City School’s Career Readiness Advisor, she helps students find their career pathways in part through her coordination of Kenton High School’s Wildcat Community Connectors Internship Program. She has built lasting partnerships with local business owners who serve as mentors to student interns. Christina also created the Wildcat Career Closet at Kenton High School, where students can borrow professional clothing to wear to their interviews, job shadow, and internship experiences. And by teaching American Politics and coaching the high school’s mock trial team, she has worked with students to develop an interest and understanding of law and government.

Christina is a proud graduate and alumni of Mount Holyoke College (B.A.) and the University of California Davis School of Law (J.D.). She also holds a “Legal Assistant Certificate” from Georgetown University and a “Special Education Advocacy Certificate” from the University of San Diego. Christina and her husband Jon are loving parents to Carson and Connor and are proud to work and raise their family in Hardin County.

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