CLEVELAND URBAN NEWS.COM-CLEVELAND, Ohio-Judge Sherrie Mikhail Miday, the first and only Egyptian -American elected to the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas bench and a popular Democrat who unseated Republican judge Matthew McMonagle in the November general election, will host a victory celebration and 'retire the debt party' on Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017 from 4:30 pm-6:30 pm at the Barley House restaurant in Cleveland, 1261 West Sixth Street.
Miday, also the first and only Egyptian-American judge elected to a common pleas bench in Ohio, is a native of Cleveland, born in the major American city city two years after her parents immigrated from Cairo, Egypt.
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"I bring a set of important relevant values to being a judge, values rooted in my upbringing that include fairness, compassion, and treating others with respect and dignity," Judge Miday said last year as part of her campaign platform. "These values are unwavering and non-negotiable."
Miday, 40, is married to Democratic political strategist Ryan Miday and the couple has three young children.
She is a former assistant prosecutor for the city of Cleveland and a prior civil litigator.
Cuyahoga County, which includes the largely Black city of Cleveland, is the largest of Ohio's 88 counties and is roughly 29 percent Black.
Miday ousted McMonagle 54 to 46 percent with strong support from Black voters, including Congresswoman Marcia Fudge, a Warrensville Heights Democrat, other Black greater Cleveland elected officials, and community activists.
McMonagle, 40, whose parents were common pleas and 8th District Court of Appeals judges, was appointed by Gov John Kasich to serve out the unexpired term of disgraced former judge Lance Mason, a Black Democrat and former state senator who spent time in prison for assaulting his now ex -wife before their two young children.
The 34-member largely White general division common pleas court of Cuyahoga County hears felonies and civil cases with damages sought in excess of $15 thousand, among other legal matters.