PORT CLINTON - The magistrate of Ottawa County Common Pleas and Juvenile courts has announced that she will run next year to succeed Judge David Zeitzheim as the county's probate and juvenile judge.
Kathleen Giesler, 48, of Graytown, would become the county's first female judge if elected in November, 2002.
Judge Zeitzheim has announced he will retire when his term ends Jan. 31, 2003.
Before becoming magistrate in 1991, Ms. Giesler practiced law in Elmore. She is a former president of the Ottawa County bar association.