With the recent announcement by Gratiot County Prosecuting Attorney Keith Kushion that he intends to retire mid-term effective March 31, 2023, attention turns to the appointment of a successor county Prosecutor. Under Michigan law, the judges of the judicial circuit in which the vacancy occurs – here, Gratiot County’s 29th Circuit Court – are empowered to appoint a mid-term successor Prosecuting Attorney. With this process in mind, 29th Circuit Court Judge Schlegel and Judge Barkman are calling for interested individuals to apply to be appointed as Gratiot County’s next Prosecutor.
Under Michigan law, anyone appointed as successor to Prosecutor Kushion must be an attorney licensed in the State of Michigan and a registered and qualified elector of Gratiot County. The successful appointee would serve the rest of Prosecutor Kushion’s unexpired four-year term through December 31, 2024. For the new four-year term starting in 2025, the Prosecutor will be determined in the general election on November 5, 2024.
Those interested in applying to be appointed successor Gratiot County Prosecutor should email a letter of interest and resume directly to Judge Schlegel’s Assignment Clerk, Jamie Noggle, at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for submitting application materials is January 31, 2023
29th Circuit Court Seeks Applicants for Gratiot County Prosecutor (PDF)