Tommie Jo Marsilio is a Garrettsville native and James A. Garfield High School graduate who is running for Portage County Municipal Court Judge.
and Brode are not endorsing one another, but say they have similar values and work ethics.
Marsilio has been an assistant prosecutor for the Portage County Prosecutor's Office since 2007, as legal counsel for elected officials and county department heads regarding employment, collective bargaining, workers' compensation and contract compliance.
makes clear that her
current service to Portage County
comes before campaigning.
Marsilio has also worked as a hearing officer for the Ohio Industrial Commission, adjudicating workers' compensation claims, and as a policy and research coordinator.
She worked in the private sector as an associate attorney for Christley Herington & Pierce of Aurora where her clients included Portage County municipalities.
Marsilio is a 1991 graduate of JAG High School.
senior year, she
was admitted to the combined degree program of the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
undergraduate program at Youngstown State University
, however, she
decided to pursue a career in law rather than medicine.
She earned a bachelor's degree from Youngstown State and a law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus.
With litigation experience including complex cases in Ohio, Illinois, Mississippi and Louisiana, Marsilio
says, "I think the most important aspect about me as a candidate is that my experience is diverse.