Judge Jamison to Visit Portsmouth
10th District Court of Appeals Judge Terri Jamison—who is running against Justice Pat Fisher—says that she shares more in common with the people of southeastern Ohio than not.
“I’m a former member of the United Mine Workers, grew up in West Virginia. So I am Appalachian—the very roots of Appalachia deep down on the inside,” Jamison said.
Growing up in West Virginia, she continued her family’s legacy as an underground coal miner for nearly three years. She was the third generation of her family to do so.
“When I was laid off from the mines, I moved to Columbus. I chose Columbus because my grandmother was here and, at the time, I had three uncles living here. I had to reintegrate and retrain because the skills that I had (as a miner) were not the skills you could use here,” Jamison said. “I am just like everyone else in southeastern Ohio who found themselves displaced, and workforce reduction caused (them)to have to do something else,” she said.