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Redwine to Seek Kenton Circuit Judge Seat

A prosecutor in the Kenton County Commonwealth's Attorney Office has announced his candidacy for judge of the Kenton Circuit Court, First Division.

Jim Redwine, of Covington's Kenton Hills neighborhood, is currently First Assistant to Commonwealth's Attorney Rob Sanders.

“After thoughtful consideration, along with the support of my family and colleagues, I’ve decided this is the right time in my life to seek this office,” Redwine said in a news release. 

Redwine handles murder, robbery, and assault cases for the Kenton CAO. He is also a participant in the FBI's Safe Streets Task Force.

Redwin's prosecution career began in 1994 as an assistant Kenton County Attorney before moving to felony prosecution in 1998. He has served as Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in both Kenton and Campbell Counties and spent two years in the Kentucky Attorney General's Office.

Before his career in prosecution, Redwine was executive director of Northern Kentucky Orthopedic Associates, an insurance claims adjuster, and a lawyer in private practice. 

Redwine credits his early years as a solo practitioner for developing the framework that has allowed him to advance his legal skills.  “Being on your own in law practice, you see virtually every kind of case in the justice system.  This experience broadens your outlook in terms of working with people from all walks of life, and treating everyone with compassion and respect," he said.

Redwine says his well-rounded career as a prosecutor, a private attorney, and in business makes him uniquely qualified to be a Circuit Judge.  “A Circuit Judge oversees legal disputes involving every aspect of the world we live in.  I think citizens want their Judge to have a vast array of experience in many areas of life, not just the law.  I believe I have the kind of life experience folks are looking for in a judge.  I want people to know that not only will I be knowledgeable, but I will serve as a fair and impartial Judge.”

Redwine is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and NKU Chase College of Law.  He lives in Kenton HIlls with his wife Beth and their two children Eliza and Jacob.  Redwine also enjoys serving as a Ninth Region high school basketball referee.

Source: news release

Photo: Jim Redwine