William B Hoffman for Court of Appeals (5th District)
Incumbent Hoffman has served as a Canton Municipal Court Judge, prosecuting attorney, worked for a private practice and has sat on this judge seat for 29 years. On Hoffman’s Judicial Votes Count page he states, “I have consistently received high evaluations of my judicial performance from my local lawyers’ bar association … and participated in more than 10,000 decisions for the Ohio Fifth District Court of Appeals.”
Judge Hoffman is a graduate of the College of Wooster and The University of Akron School of Law where he received the Outstanding Alumni Award in 2002. Judge Hoffman is married and has two adult children. He and his wife are members of the Canton Baptist Temple.
The Fifth District Court of Appeals encompasses one of the largest geographical areas of any of Ohio’s 12 appelate districts and has the highest population base. It is comprised of 15 counties, including Ashland, Coshocton, Delaware, Fairfield, Guernsey, Holmes, Knox, Licking, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Perry, Richland, Stark and Tuscarawas.