Robert R. Cupp

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Robert R. Cupp
Member-elect to the
Ohio House of Representatives for the 4th district
Taking office
January 6, 2015
Succeeding Matt Huffman
Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court
In office
January 2, 2007 – January 1, 2013
Preceded by Alice Robie Resnick
Succeeded by William O'Neill
Member of the Ohio Senate
from the 12th district
In office
January 3, 1985 – December 31, 2000
Preceded by Steve Maurer
Succeeded by Jim Jordan
Personal details
Born (1950-11-09) November 9, 1950 (age 64)[1]
Bluffton, Ohio[1]
Political party Republican[1]
Spouse(s) Lisbeth "Libby" Cupp[1]
Children two: Matt, Ryan[1]
Residence Lima, Ohio[1]
Alma mater Ohio Northern University[1]
Profession politician[1]
Religion Methodist[1]
Website http://www.cuppforjustice.com

Robert R. "Bob" Cupp (born November 9, 1950)[1] was a Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court. He was elected November 7, 2006 to a six-year term and was sworn in on January 2, 2007. His term expired January 1, 2013.

Cupp, a Republican, replaced retiring Democratic Justice Alice Robie Resnick by defeating Democrat Ben Espy in the general election. Between his election and the death of Chief Justice Thomas Moyer in 2010, all the Justices of the Court were Republican.

Before joining the Ohio Supreme Court, Cupp gained appellate judicial experience as a judge on the Ohio Court of Appeals (Third Judicial District) from 2003 to 2006. Cupp was a member of the Ohio Senate for 16 years, 1985–2000, but was forced to retire due to legislative term limits. He was President Pro-Tem of the Senate from 1997 to 2000, the second highest-ranking leadership position in the Senate. During his time in the Senate, he spent ten years serving on the Judiciary Committee.

Cupp was a Lima prosecutor from 1976 to 1980 and was elected Allen County Commissioner twice, from 1981 to 1984 and 2000 to 2002.

Personal[edit]

Cupp is an alumnus of Ohio Northern University, from which he earned his degree in political science in 1973. He earned his J.D. from Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law in 1976.

Cupp and his wife, Libby, have two sons.

2012 Election Endorsements and Ratings[edit]

The Columbus Dispatch,[2] Cleveland Plain Dealer,[3] Toledo Blade,[4] and Youngstown Vindicator[5] have endorsed Robert Cupp for re-election in the November 6, 2012 election.

Cupp has additionally been rated "highly recommended" for the 2012 Supreme Court election by the Ohio State Bar Association,[6] and rated "excellent" by the Ohio Women's Bar Association[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Justice Robert R. Cupp (OH)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved April 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ Columbus Dispatch http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/editorials/2012/10/07/for-ohio-supreme-court.html#comment |url= missing title (help).  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  3. ^ Cleveland Plain Dealer http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2012/10/plain_dealer_endorses_ohio_sup.html |url= missing title (help).  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ Toledo Blade http://www.toledoblade.com/Editorials/2012/10/03/For-Ohio-Supreme-Court-1.html |url= missing title (help).  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Youngstown Vindicator http://www.vindy.com/news/2012/oct/24/for-the-ohio-supreme-court-mcgee-brown-c/?newswatch |url= missing title (help).  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  6. ^ "Candidate ratings for the 2012 Supreme Court of Ohio election". Ohio State Bar Association.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  7. ^ "Ohio Women’s Bar Association Supreme Court of Ohio Judicial Candidate Ratings: 2012 General Election". Ohio Women's Bar Association.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)

External links[edit]

  • "Robert R. Cupp". The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio Judicial System. Retrieved 2013-06-25.