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Anthony Capizzi is an American politician from the state of Ohio. He is a Democrat.
The United States is a federal republic in which the President, Congress and federal courts share powers reserved to the national government, according to its Constitution. The federal government shares sovereignty with the state governments.
In the United States, a state is a constituent political entity, of which there are currently 50. Bound together in a political union, each state holds governmental jurisdiction over a separate and defined geographic territory and shares its sovereignty with the federal government. Due to this shared sovereignty, Americans are citizens both of the federal republic and of the state in which they reside. State citizenship and residency are flexible, and no government approval is required to move between states, except for persons restricted by certain types of court orders. Four states use the term commonwealth rather than state in their full official names.
Ohio is a Midwestern state in the Great Lakes region of the United States. Of the fifty states, it is the 34th largest by area, the seventh most populous, and the tenth most densely populated. The state's capital and largest city is Columbus.
Capizzi received his Bachelor of Arts from St. Bonaventure University in 1975 and his J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law in 1979; he was admitted to the Ohio and federal bars the same year. Capizzi was in private practice with the law firm of Harker, Capizzi & Hall for 25 years, specializing in juvenile and family law litigation.
A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.
St. Bonaventure University is a private Franciscan university in Allegany, New York. It has roughly 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students. The Franciscan Brothers established the university in 1858.
The Juris Doctor degree, also known as the Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, is a graduate-entry professional degree in law and one of several Doctor of Law degrees. The Juris Doctor is earned by completing law school in Australia, Canada, the United States, and some other common law countries. It has the academic standing of a professional doctorate in the United States, a master's degree in Australia, and a second-entry, baccalaureate degree in Canada.
Capizzi served as a member of the Dayton City Commission of Dayton, Ohio from 1986 to 1998. During his tenure on the city commission, Capizzi's most prominent role was his effort to get a minor league baseball team for Dayton. His dream finally came true with the formation of the Dayton Dragons. In 1997, Capizzi was the Democratic nominee for the office of Dayton mayor. However, he lost to incumbent Republican Michael R. (Mike) Turner.
Since its creation as a town in the 18th century, the Politics of Dayton, Ohio have adapted to and reflected the changing needs of the community, from the Miami and Erie Canal through the World War II "Dayton Project" to the present day.
Dayton is the sixth-largest city in the state of Ohio and the county seat of Montgomery County. A small part of the city extends into Greene County. The 2017 U.S. census estimate put the city population at 140,371, while Greater Dayton was estimated to be at 803,416 residents. This makes Dayton the fourth-largest metropolitan area in Ohio and 63rd in the United States. Dayton is within Ohio's Miami Valley region, just north of Greater Cincinnati.
The Dayton Dragons are a Class A minor league baseball team playing in the Midwest League based in Dayton, Ohio. The Dragons are affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds. Their home stadium is Fifth Third Field. In 2011, they broke the record for most consecutive sellouts by a professional sports team, selling out their 815th consecutive game, breaking the record formerly held by the Portland Trail Blazers.
In 2000, Capizzi ran in a special election for a seat on the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. He lost to Republican Michael T. Hall. In 2004, he ran again for a common pleas judgeship (juvenile division). This time he was successful in unseating incumbent Michael B. Murphy. Capizzi began his term January 2005.
Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Ohio. As of the 2010 census, the population was 535,153, making it the fifth-most populous county in Ohio. The county seat is Dayton. The county was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.
The Ohio Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of the state court system of Ohio.
Judge Capizzi serves as a Director of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Association ("NCJFCJ"), and serves on the NCJFCJ's Juvenile Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Project Advisory Committee. He has over the last eight years served as Treasurer of the NCJFCJ, Chairman of the Audit Committee, Vice-Chair of the Juvenile and Family Law Advisory Committee and Audit Committee. In addition, Judge Capizzi served as a member of the Executive Committee's Guiding Coalition, Finance, Governance, Legislative and Diversity Committees. He has also served as faculty member at multiple NCJFCJ conferences.