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New Summit County Prosecutor To Be Sworn In, Today Featured

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Summit County's new Prosecutor, Elliot Kolkovich, will be sworn in during a ceremony at the Summit County Courthouse at 2:30 this afternoon.

He was chosen by The Summit county Democratic Party's Central Committee to fill out retiring Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh's term through the end of the year.

She retired for health reasons, and Kolkovich will have to run in the November election to hold the seat.

Kolkovich graduated from the University of Illinois with Bachelor of Science and Master of Science Degrees in Print Journalism in 2002 and 2003 respectively. After working as a freelance writer and then interning in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate, Kolkovich enrolled at the St. Louis University School of Law in the Fall of 2006 as a part-time student. While attending law school, he interned at the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office for a summer and worked part-time for a small personal injury law firm.

After graduation in 2010, he moved to Ohio after his wife accepted a job with the Ohio State University. While waiting to take the bar, Kolkovich interned with the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office in the Criminal Felony Division and for the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Antitrust Division. Upon passing the bar, Kolkovichaccepted a position in the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office Juvenile Division, prosecuting abuse, neglect, and dependency cases.

He moved to the Criminal Felony Division in February 2012. Kolkovich served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio for eight months before returning to the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office as the Community Outreach Prosecutor in May 2023.

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