Wednesday, May 03, 2006


While the big news May 2 was the school board elections across the county, there was also another major political development. The filing deadline for judicial candidates was also May 2.

This August and November should be very interesting here in Livingston County. Every judicial seat based in Livingston County is contested. The candidates are as follows according to the Secretary of State site. Online polls will be up shortly.

Circuit Court (44th District)
Stan Latrielle - incumbent
William T Russell - challenger

District Court (53rd District)
Open Seat - all challengers
Bill McCririe
Carol Sue Reader
Linda Walker

District Court (53rd District)
Theresa Brennan - appointed incumbent
Jay Drick - Challenger
Christina Heikkinen - Challenger

Probate Court
Open Seat - All Challengers
Roberta Balon-Vaughn
Lyle Dickson
Suzanne Dugas
Carol Hackett Gargiola
Anthony Kandt
Kathleen Oemke
Bob Parker

The top two in the primary will have a runoff in November.


Anonymous said...

Can we count on the Livingston County republican party to try and make a mockery of this nonpartisan election too? Based on your dismal record in the school board election I guess it wouldn’t be that bad, Dan.

Anonymous said...

I seriously hope the GOP weighs in. Their insight is greatly appreciated, as is the opinion of Right to Life.

Kevin, I heard you're a journalist. Is that true?

Anonymous said...

I hope the GOP weighs in as well. Since so many of our judges end up legislating from the bench- it is important to know that they won't, and that they are conservative. I think the GOP did pretty good in the school board elections. They upset the MEA machine for the first time in how long???

Anonymous said...

Tell me about our judges in Livingston County that legislate from the bench?

Anonymous said...

Did you know that Carol Hackett Garagiola, candidate for Probate Court Judge, has resided in Livingston County less than two years and has not practiced law in the Livingston County Probate Court?