"Some people have asked me why I have chosen to run for Judge and leave my private practice. The answer is pretty simple. I began my legal career in public service with the US Army. It makes sense to return to public service at this point in life. The Law of Ohio requires judicial candidates to be independent, serve with integrity, and administer justice impartially. I will do my best to do just that for the citizens of Washington County." – John E. (Trip) Triplett, Jr.