Payne For Juvenile Judge Announces Neal Craig As Campaign Chairman

The Payne for Juvenile Judge Campaign announced Neal Craig, former NFL Defensive Back and Man of the Year for Community Service will serve as Campaign Chairman.
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Hamilton County Juvenile Judge


Cincinnati - Ohio - US

CINCINNATI - Feb. 23, 2016 - PRLog -- Darrell D. Payne, the Democratic Party endorsed candidate for Juvenile Court Judge in Hamilton County, is pleased to announce Neal Craig will serve as Campaign Chairman for his 2016 bid.  He explains, “I have known Neal Craig for over 30 years and have gotten to know him as a professional colleague, fraternity brother and true friend. I am thrilled that Neal has stepped up to the plate to assist me in campaigning for one of the most important seats on the ballot in the November election, that is, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge. Neal's insight around politics, his expertise in fund raising and his passion for helping others, will move my campaign team in the right direction and help me regain the Juvenile Court Judge seat for the Democratic Party.”  It is crucial a Democrat is elected to bring diversity, equity and inclusion to the Hamilton County Juvenile Court bench.

Neal Craig was a Defensive Back in the National Football League for seven years with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, and Buffalo Bills and was selected as NFL Man of the Year for Community Service.  Neal has also been a sales executive at several consumer goods companies, including Wal-Mart, Letica Corporation and ConAgra Corporation/Hunt-Wesson, and active in the Greater Cincinnati community.  Neal Craig shares his excitement for leading the campaign, “I am delighted to serve as Campaign Chairman for Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Candidate, Darrell Payne, A Champion for Children.  Darrell Payne brings experience, dedication and a wealth of knowledge to the Juvenile Court.  I think Darrell Payne is the qualified leader in our Legal Community, to speak for and to our youth in the Juvenile Court System.”

Payne shares, “Our campaign slogan is ‘Vote 4 Payne-Champion for Children’.  I’m the Champion for Children because I’m compassionate about kids and my background demonstrates it.  I have over 20 years in the practice of law as a criminal defense attorney; I have over 20 years experience in social work; and I have been a social work educator at the graduate and undergraduate level for over 20 years.  I’ve worked as a Juvenile Court Prosecutor, Probation Officer, and Public Defender and have served on numerous boards children organizations around the city. I have also traveled to Haiti on three missionary trips to help build schools and group homes for underprivileged children. I have worked in all aspects of the juvenile system and understand the dynamics of juvenile court and its impact on children and families. Together we can build a Collaborative Community of Champions for Children that will engage individuals, families and agencies in form a winning alliance to help rehabilitate troubled youths and reunify families that pass through juvenile court.”

There are many opportunities to get involved in the campaign as a volunteer in the  telephone bank, literature drop, door to door , as well as hosting fundraising meet and greets, organizing and participating in community events.   Please get involved by contacting Volunteer Coordinator Natasha Johnson at 513-475-0200 or  Donation Checks should be made payable to:  Payne for Juvenile Judge, 7672 Montgomery Rd, #135, Cincinnati, OH  45236, Cynthia Caldwell, Treasurer.  Or visit for campaign updates.


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