Candidate Profile
Jocelyn Conwell

Non-Partisan , Ohio


Jocelyn Conwell
State Rep., Dist. 8

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East Cleveland Concerned Pastors State Senator Shirley Smith Woodmere Mayor Charles Smith Richmond Hts. Councilwoman Eloise Henry State Rep. John Barnes


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.


2. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


3. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.


4. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.


5. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.


6. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree

7. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

No Answer

8. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.


9. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Disagree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


11. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Strongly Disagree

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.


14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.


16. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Their concerns about mankind's inclination to abuse power. As has been evidenced by numerous office holder's in every branch of government, both on local as well as federal level, they often lose sight that they are public SERVANTS, and grow "power hungry", and still manage to abuse their "limited" powers.

17. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

No Answer

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

US Constitution, US Supreme Court, Voters, Congress.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, who heavily relies on the Word, for guidance, reflection, and spiritual growth. However, I refrain from disrespecting others religious beliefs, or values.


  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, JD, 1987
  • Baldwin-Wallace University, Berea, BA, 1979
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Commission on Violence Against Women & Children, Project Team Member
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,Inc, Member
  • Norman S. Minor Bar Association, Past President
  • National Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Member
  • Democratic Precinct Committee Person, Held 2006-07
  • Cleveland Muni Judge, Sought 2005
  • Cleveland Muni Judge, Sought 2007

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