My campaign for Michigan Supreme Court is in full swing! We are traveling all around this beautiful state, meeting with voters to talk about the importance of this election. I am truly amazed that so many people are energized and determined to bring about change in the Michigan Supreme Court. The people I have met really understand how the Court’s decisions have an impact on the lives of everyday people.
I was raised in a middle class family, just like yours. My father was a teacher and my mother did the hard work of raising six children. I paid my way through college and law school by working as a waitress and with the help of scholarships and student loans. I know the value of hard work and I want to bring that same work ethic to the Michigan Supreme Court.
I am so fortunate to be the mother of two wonderful sons, Andrew and Kyle, who have both graduated from college and started exciting careers. I also had the pleasure of raising my niece, Angela, who works, attends school and is getting married this summer. My terrific husband, Kevin, is a great life partner (and tireless campaigner).
Before I was elected to the Wayne County Circuit Court, I practiced law for 27 years, representing clients in courts around the State of Michigan. I represented hard working men and women, who were unfairly denied promotions or were fired from their jobs because of illegal discrimination. I represented people who were injured through no fault of their own and were entitled to receive benefits from insurance companies. I fought to protect the rights of women in the workplace.
As a judge, I know the importance of listening to both sides with an open mind. I apply the law to the facts and decide each case on its own merits. I spend each day, as a family law judge, making difficult decisions which affect families and children. I work hard to understand each family’s situation and make a decision in the best interest of the children.
I want to bring my experiences as a mother, wife, lawyer and judge to the Michigan Supreme Court. I know that, together, we can make that goal, a reality. Thanks for your friendship and support in this important campaign.
All the Best to You and Your Family,