Kim Kellogg-Martin

Kim Kellogg-Martin for Family Court Judge


 

I am pleased to announce my intent to seek election to the position of Judge of the Logan County Common Pleas Court, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Probate Division. This judgeship is going to be open because of the retirement of Judge Michael Brady. I am excited about running for this position again.

In my first attempt, I lost to Judge C. Douglas Chamberlain in a well-fought and close race. I still have the concerns now that I did then. I remain concerned about the drug issues that hurt our community and firmly believe that children thrive when they receive love and support from both parents. Family Court handles not only these issues but also many other very sensitive and serious issues that I feel I am very well equipped to handle.

I have lived in Logan County my entire life. I have been married to Jeff for over thirty-two years and we have two daughters and one granddaughter.

Logan County is very special to me and is full of wonderful people that have supported and mentored me my entire life. In return, I have always tried to share my time and talents for the betterment of our community.

I believe that our community is judged by how we treat and deal with those most vulnerable. I strongly feel it is the responsibility of each of us to do everything possible to help these persons. I have constantly strived to do so and have been a fierce defender of the exploited and an advocate for our children. I have a proven track record that reflects my commitment, not only in these areas, but also to the citizens of Logan County.

I have served the citizens of Logan County for over 30 years. After passing the bar in 1984, I worked in the Law Office of MacGillivary and Heaton where I specialized in the field of family law. I have served as Bellefontaine City Prosecutor; maintained a private law practice specializing in Domestic Relations; served as the Assistant County prosecutor handling Juvenile Court matters; served as Chief Assistant Logan County Prosecutor where I handled major criminal trials and served as the Director of the Logan County Child Support Enforcement Agency.

I currently serve as the Program Director/Fiscal Officer for the local National Emergency Grant. This program serves as an employment training program designed to assist returning veterans, displaced workers and long term unemployed persons. The program offers job paid training and support to these individuals as they seek permanent employment opportunities. We recently received word that the Department of Labor will not be funding this program any more. This is extremely unfortunate because the NEG Program changed lives. I remained convinced that given the proper guidance and support, most people have the ability to do better. Many folks need employment – especially those in need of child support.

In my former roles as Chief Assistant Prosecutor and Child Support Director I worked very closely with law enforcement, Children’s Services, educators and our local mental health agency. Additionally, I have, and continue to work with local agencies to build stronger systems to meet the needs of struggling families.

I believe that all my experiences demonstrate my ability, desire and commitment to serve Logan County as the next Family Court Judge. I would be honored to serve in this position and ask for your support and vote in the primary election to be held on May 6, 2014.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.

Most Sincerely,
Kim
Kim Kellogg-Martin
Attorney at Law


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