Judge Winters was elected Judge of the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court in November of 2008 and began his term February 9, 2009. He is married and has two children.
1975 Oak Harbor High School Graduate
1979 Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice; University of Toledo
1987 Juris Doctor, University of Toledo
1975 - 1981 Village of Oak Harbor Auxiliary Police, Dispatcher, Cadet, Full-time Patrolman
1981 - 1985 Ottawa County Juvenile Court, Probation Officer
1985 - 1988 Toledo Edison, Davis-Besse, Security/Firearms Instructor
1988 - 2003 Ottawa County Prosecutors Office, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
1988 - 2009 Private Practice of Law - 318 Madison Street, Port Clinton, Ohio.
Primary areas of practice: Adoption, Probate, Personal Injury, Real Estate, Business Law, Bankruptcy
2003 - 2009 Magistrate, Ottawa County Court of Common Pleas
2009- Current Judge, Ottawa County Common Pleas Court, General and Domestic Relations
Oak Harbor Village Council; Founding Board Member, Portage Fire District; Oak Harbor Library Board; Board Member, Heartbeat of Ottawa County; Solicitor, Village of Rocky Ridge; Ohio Reads Tutor