Pratt seeks to be next common pleas court judge

By Will Sanders

January 22, 2014

Staff report

TROY — Jeannine N. Pratt has announced her intention to run for an upcoming open seat as a judge for Miami County Common Pleas Court in the Republican Primary election, which is set for May 6, 2014.

Judge Robert Lindeman currently holds the seat but recently announced he will not be seeking another term.

Pratt said Lindeman has served the citizens of Miami County with distinction and she has pledged to continue that tradition of “judicial integrity” in the county.

For the past 17 years Pratt has served as an assistant prosecuting attorney in Miami County.

In addition, Pratt has prosecuted over 750 cases and has worked closely with the Children’s Services Department and all local police departments.

“I believe my experience in the prosecutor’s office working with (former county prosecutor) Gary Nasal and (current county prosecutor) Tony Kendell has prepared me to take this step,” Pratt said in a press release. “I have the experience and commitment to the rule of law to be the next common pleas judge in Miami County.”

Pratt added that she is confident she can join Common Pleas Court Judge Christopher Gee and other county officials in “maintaining the team management approach to fiscal responsibility and continue providing to the citizens of Miami County quality and efficient local government.”

Pratt resides in Troy with her husband, Andy, and their two children.