Schwemer Announces Candidacy for Judge of the Domestic Relations Division

Written by on December 3, 2021

Hardin County Attorney, Mark B. Schwemer, has announced his candidacy for Judge of the Domestic Relations Division of the Hardin County Common Pleas Court.

Schwemer is running as an independent candidate and will face the winner of the Republican primary in the November 8, 2022, general election.

Schwemer is a Hardin County native graduating from Kenton High School in 1993 before obtaining his undergraduate degree from Trine University in 1998 and his Juris Doctorate from Michigan State University in 2002. After graduating from Michigan State, Mark returned to Hardin County and joined his father, David Schwemer, and the late Fred Markley, as a partner in the firm of Wetherill, Schwemer, Markley and Schwemer in Kenton.

In 2010, Mark opened his own office and has practiced as a solo practitioner since that time.

The primary focus of Mark’s practice has been in the Hardin County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts.

For twenty years, Mark has represented parents and family members in visitation and custody disputes as well as abuse, neglect, and dependency cases with child services; he has served as defense counsel to children charged with misdemeanors and felonies; and he has served as the Guardian ad Litem giving a voice to the children involved in custody, visitation, and child services cases.

During his twenty-year career, Mark has served as the Solicitor for the Villages of Dunkirk and Mt. Victory; legal counsel for the Upper Scioto Drainage and Conservancy District; defense counsel for the Hardin County Juvenile Treatment Court, and the nuisance and zoning officer for Cessna Township and Dudley Township. Mark is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Hardin County Bar Association and has served as a past President of the Hardin County Bar.

In addition to his legal career, Mark is currently the head coach of the Cory-Rawson High School ladies soccer team and was previously the head coach of the Kenton High School ladies soccer team, as well as the President of the Hogg Creek Soccer League and the Northwest Ohio Scholastic Soccer Coaches Association.

More information about Mark and the campaign can be found on the campaign’s website at:

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