CINCINNATI – Norbert Nadel won the Republican nomination for Hamilton County recorder in Tuesday’s primary election, according to unofficial results.
Nadel was ahead of Charlie Winburn with 58 percent of the vote to 41 percent with 91 percent of precincts reporting.
He is a retired Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas judge who served on the bench for 40 years. Nadel presided over some of the region’s most memorable cases, including the showdown between Pete Rose and Major League Baseball over gambling, and the trial of former judge Tracie Hunter.
Winburn is a longtime Cincinnati city councilman.
It was an unusually nasty race between the two seeking to head the county office that maintains land documents like mortgages and deeds.
Nadel will face two-term Democrat recorder Wayne Coates in the fall.