Port Huron, MI — Port Huron attorney Mary Kelly is hoping to be a Republican nominee to the Michigan Supreme Court.
Two seats on the Michigan Supreme Court will be on the November ballot this year. One is held by Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, a Democratic nominee, who is seeking re-election. The other seat will be vacated by Justice Stephen Markman, a Republican nominee, who has aged out, preventing reelection.
Kelly has served over 30 years as a St. Clair County Prosecuting Attorney. She has been the Senior Assistant Prosecuting Attorney since 2004. She was the lead attorney for the launch of the Criminal Sexual Conduct Unit. Kelly graduated from Michigan State University in 1980 and is a 1984 graduate of the Detroit College of Law.
At this point, there is one other candidate seeking one of the two nominations from the Michigan Republican Party. Brock Swartzle, a Court of Appeals Judge, has announced his candidacy as well. The nominees will be finalized at the Michigan Republican State Convention on August 29. The Republicans currently hold the majority with four of the seats on the court. The Democrats have already chosen their two nominees, incumbent Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and Elizabeth Welch. The eight-year term on the Supreme Court begins in 2021.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland