Leadership you
 Know & Trust!

"Almost a year ago, and after prayerful consideration, Sarah Reeves Rohde and I were confident that I was being called to run for judge. We always understood that being called to run did not necessarily mean that we were destined to win, but we knew that God was leading us on a journey, and that we had to trust the process. There is much we sacrificed along the way, and we worked as hard as we could in every aspect. There are many others who made significant sacrifices as well, and while I do not have time to name them all, four people were there for me day in and day out – my campaign manager, Mike Tinsley, my treasurer, Sandy LaBarbera, Josh Burnett, and my lovely wife Sarah. I am forever indebted to you! Also, thank you to the many others friends, acquaintances and use-to-be strangers, who contributed in various other ways; I was amazed at your outpouring of support and I am so very thankful for you. We have patiently been awaiting tonight’s results, which have given us answers for the future. It is in God we trust!" -Jonathan Rohde

Why I’m Running For Judge

I grew up in a loving family with a mom, dad, three brothers and a sister. We didn’t have much, but our parents always made sure we had what we needed.  Because we had each other, we never felt like we needed more.  

Unfortunately, that changed when we lost my mother to cancer in 2012, but during her sickness I learned a valuable lesson.  When she was told that she had 14 months to live, many suggested that she travel the world or do the things on her bucket list.  In response, she would just smile and say, I’ve been called to teach music and so I’ll continue doing that until I can’t anymore.  This taught me that whatever time we have left on this earth, that it is best spent serving others.

As I finish the commitment I made to serve this community as a law enforcement officer, I have a sense of duty and obligation to continue my public service.  That is why I am running for Judge of Bartholomew County Superior Court 2.

Jon's Family

Jon and his wife, Sarah, have four children, Falesha, Klayton, Bailey and Emerson.  Sarah is the owner of Rohde’s Family Diner located at 1644 Orinoco Avenue.



Falesha recently graduated Columbus North High School, Klayton is a freshman at CNHS, while Bailey (3rd grade) and Emerson (1st grade) attend St. Peter’s Lutheran School.       

Jon’s dad, Roger, is a Lutheran Pastor, while his mom, Jeri, passed away from cancer in 2012.  Jon is the second oldest of five children.  Jason is an Associate Pastor, Andrew is an assistant principal, Joshua is an accountant and Deborah is a high school math teacher.

A Message from Jon

"My community involvement, education, experience as an undercover police officer, leadership as Columbus Police Chief, and many years as a local attorney have prepared me to continue my public service to this community as Judge.  I’ve earned a reputation as one who is willing to take on challenging projects to make positive change, and together we can continue that progress.  I respectfully ask that you vote for me, Jon Rohde, Leadership You Know & Trust!"

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