I believe in making the best use of our public resources. I also believe the courts can be tough on criminals without criminalizing those in need of help. I have pioneered the successful expansion of specialty courts in Livingston County to save tax payer money and reduce recidivism while keeping the public safe.
I have more than 40 years of experience in the field of law including 15 years as a attorney in criminal law, divorce and family law. I have 10 years experience on the bench adjudicating Family Court, Divorces with Children, and Criminal Court cases. I co-founded LACASA in 1979, the Livingston County mental health intensive treatment (IT) court in 2009 and the veteran's court in 2013. I am a member of the Livingston County Bar, the Livingston Interdisciplinary Professional Association, the Michigan District Court Judges Association, the Michigan Mental Health Advisory Board and the Community Corrections Board.
In short, I bring more to the bench than my opponent. I have a broader background and more experience in various aspects of the law. I have also been more successful with new initiatives in the court. As your judge, I bring respect, integrity, ethics, transparency, honesty and dedication to YOUR bench.