Kasich Announces Appointment to Akron Municipal Court March 24, 2015 COLUMBUS - Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of David G. Lombardi of Akron (Summit Co.) to serve as a judge on the Akron Municipal Court. Lombardi will assume office on April 1, 2015, and must run in the November 2015 general election to retai n the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends January 1, 2020. Lombardi is replacing Judge Julie A. Schafer, who has been elected to the Ninth District Court of Appeals. Lombardi received his bachelor of science degree from Miami University and his juris doctorate from the University of Akron. Past experience includes work in private legal practice and service as a judicial attorney with the Summit County Court of Common Pleas. Lombardi currently serves on the Akron Board of Education. He is a board member of the Summit County Transportation Improvement District and The Summit County Law Library Association.