On Thursday, April 11, 2013, the Miami County Republican Central Committee appointed Anthony E. Kendell of Piqua to fill the vacancy in the Miami County Prosecutor’s office due to Gary Nasal’s recent appointment to the Municipal Court bench..
Kendell received a unanimous vote from the county Republican Central Committee.
Kendell, the acting county prosecutor, is a graduate of Edison State College, Wright State University and the University of Dayton School of Law. He has worked in the Miami County Prosecutor's office since 1993 holding multiple positions from Law Clerk to First Assistant Prosecutor until he was appointed acting Prosecutor by the Miami County Commissioners this past March.
Kendell brings with him a wealth of experiences. He served six years in the United States Air Force Reserves as he worked his way through undergraduate and law school. During law school Kendell was hired by then prosecutor Jeff Welbaum where he wrote civil legal opinions for various elected officials, county boards and agencies. After passing the bar exam in 1996, his career has been spent in the court system where he has tried dozens of adult felony jury trails in the Common Pleas court. These cases have crossed the spectrum including Aggravated Murder, Murder and complicated criminal cases such as Corrupt Activities. While working for Prosecutor Nasal, in his role as First Assistant, he managed office attorneys, support staff, grand jury and represented the county Treasurer in the collection of delinquent taxes for the county. Kendell managed these aspects while maintaining his cases in the Common Pleas court.
After being appointed, Kendell thanked the Republican Central Committee for their vote of support and promised maintain the high level of professionalism and success Gary Nasal had in the office. He also promised to work with the other county elected officials to provide the taxpayers of Miami County what they have come to expect, good government. Kendell closed by stating “ I pledge to be active in the court room and continue trying difficult cases such as; Murder and child abuse charges. It is an honor to be appointed county prosecutor and I will not let this committee or the taxpayers of Miami County down.”
Anthony Kendell lives in Piqua with his wife and children. He has been active parent in 4-H with his children and the family attends Piqua Baptist Church.