Norton Tells Paper What's Kept Him Off Campaign Trail

In an interview with the Times Free Press, Hamilton County Sessions Court Judge David Norton explains a neurological condition that has kept him off the bench at least one-third of the time since his March appointment. Norton says the "inherited, nonlife-threatening neurological illness that affects his motor skills but not his mental capacity" has prevented him from serving and campaigning for much of the past four weeks. He is awaiting further treatment that could resolve the condition allowing him to serve, he told the paper. If he is elected and the condition persists and interferes with his judicial duties, Norton said he would step down.