James L. Spaeth
Clerk of Courts
Warren County, Ohio
James L. (Jim) Spaeth is currently serving his seventh term as Warren County Clerk of Courts. He is a graduate of Mason High School, served 4 years in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Era, trained as a Serbo-Croatian linguist, and worked in the Naval Security Group and American Forces Radio-Rota, Spain.
Prior to his tenure as Clerk of Courts, Jim worked almost 16 years for Mercury Instruments in Fairfax in various capacities, including quality control, marketing and training. His work there helped him more fully appreciate the importance of Customer Service, which remains with him in his public capacity.
Jim’s public service career began as a Deerfield Township Trustee. He was elected to four terms and served in that capacity until becoming Clerk of Courts. Other activities included serving as a member of the Warren County Regional Planning Commission and Warren County Health Advisory Board.
He is also a Past President of the Ohio Clerk of Courts Association and currently serves on the Certificate of Title and Dual Clerks committees.
Jim and his wife live in Mason and have two daughters and one grandchild. They recently sold their seasonal soft serve ice cream business after 25 years - Tucker’s Whippy Dip in Mason. Prior to becoming Clerk of Courts, Jim enjoyed hosting weekend radio shows for B105 (WUBE-FM) for 16 years. He is a member/elder at Heritage Presbyterian Church, a member of American Legion Post #194, a former trustee of Mishpachah, Inc. (a non-profit, Christian teenage musical-drama group), past President of the Mason-Deerfield Fire Auxiliary and the Mason Jaycees.