Kasich Announces Appointment to Bedford Municipal Court March 12, 2015 COLUMBUS - Today Governor John R. Kasich announced the appointment of Jeffrey L. Dean of Chagrin Falls (Cuyahoga Co.) to serve as a judge on the Bedford Municipal Court. Dean will assume office on March 23, 2015, and must run in November 2015 to retain the seat for the full term commencing January 1, 2016. Dean is replacing Judge Harry J. Jacob III, who retired. Dean received his bachelor of arts from Kent State University and his juris doctor from Cleveland Marshall College of Law. Previous experience includes serving as the executive director and general counsel of the International Engineering Society and Education Foundation and executive director of the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce and Education Foundation. He is currently an attorney and counselor at law in private practice. He was a member of the 114th General Assembly of the Ohio House of Representatives and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Dean has served on the State Board of Education representing Northeast Ohio and is the president of the Board of Trustees for the Valley Art Center.