Kasich Announces Appointment to First District Court of Appeals March 5, 2015 COLUMBUS - Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Peter J. Stautberg of Cincinnati (Hamilton Co.) to serve as a judge on the First District Court of Appeals. Stautberg will assume office on April 20, 2015, and must run in November 2016 to retain the seat for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends February 9, 2019. Stautberg is replacing Judge Patrick T. Dinkelacker, who has been elected to the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas, General Division. Stautberg received his bachelor of arts from Kenyon College, masters of business administration from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business and juris doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Prior work experience includes positions with Fifth Third Bank and service as an associate with Lindhorst and Dreidame and Keating, Muething and Klekamp. He is currently an in-house legal counsel and vice president for Fifth Third Bank. He served as a state representative for the 34th and 27th Ohio House Districts during the 128 th General Assembly, 129th General Assembly and 130th General Assembly. During his service, he was a ranking member of the Housing and Urban Revitalization Committee, chair of the Ways and Means Committee and chair of the Public Utilities Committee.