Christopher M. Marinko

Christopher M. Marinko

Sandusky, Ohio


Mr. Marinko received his B.A., summa cum laude, from The Ohio State University in 1985, and his J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1988. His academic honors include Phi Kappa Phi, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Ohio State University Name and Seal Scholar.

Mr. Marinko was admitted to the Ohio Bar in 1988, to the bar for the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 1989, and to the bar for the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1996. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Erie County Bar Association, and the Ohio State Bar Association (Litigation and Labor and Employment Sections). He is also a member of the Ohio Association of Civil Trial Attorneys and the Defense Research Institute. He is chairman of the Erie County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee.

Mr. Marinko was a Law Clerk to late Ohio Attorney General Anthony J. Celebreeze and served as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives.

Mr. Marinko is a member of the Erie County Board of Elections (appointed by the Secretary of State in 1998 and reappointed in 2002, 2006, 2010, and 2014) and has served three terms as chairman of the board. He is also a trustee for Bayshore Counseling Center, and a County Republican Executive Committeeman for Vermilion Township. He previously served as Chairman of the Erie County Republican Party from 1996 through 2002, as a trustee of the Erie Ohio State University Alumni Association, as a trustee and Vice Chairman of Sandusky Bay Area Goodwill Industries, Inc. from 1989 through 1998, as trustee for Kinship, Inc., and has chaired numerous political and judicial campaigns.

Mr. Marinko is a member of the Ohio Association of Election Officials, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, the Ohio State Alumni Association and the Erie County Ohio State Alumni Association. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and operates MESONET weather station CW1111.

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