The Seneca County Republican Executive Committee gave its nomination to Gov. John Kasich's office Tuesday to fill the vacancy for Fostoria Municipal Court Judge after the committee's meeting Monday evening.
Kasich's office is responsible for making the appointment, which will go to general election in November 2013.
The seat was held by Barbara Marley, who died in April.
The committee recommended Barbara Dibble with 21 votes. Kurt Dauterman recieved five votes and Carol Reffner received no votes.
Dibble and Dauterman are Republicans and Reffner is an Independent.
The election will be held in November 2013 for the remainder of the term which will expire in 2017, according to Brandi Laser Seskes, elections counsel for Ohio Secretary of State.
There still is time for other candidates to file petitions.
Seskes said an individual wishing to seek a partisan nomination should file a petition by the 90th day before the 2013 primary election, and an individual seeking to be an Independent candidate has until the day before.
Dibble and Reffner ran in the November 2011 election with Marley, who was a Democrat.
According to Dibble's resume, she has been an "assistant law director and prosecutor for the city of Fostoria since 1996 and has been representing clients regarding domestic relations, guardian ad litem estate planning matters and other civil issues."
Dibble and Reffner also spoke Thursday at a Democratic Executive Committee meeting.
Kevin Smith is the interim municipal court judge in Fostoria.