Governor Gretchen Whitmer has appointed Mona S. Armstrong to the 72nd District Court of St. Clair County. The seat became available after former Judge Cynthia Platzer announced her retirement in December after 17 years.
Armstrong is currently a senior assistant prosecuting attorney with the St. Clair County Prosecutor’s Office and has been with the office for nearly 25 years, primarily responsible for homicide and other high-profile cases. Amrstrong also previously Armstrong served as adjunct faculty at St. Clair County Community College and as a research attorney for the 31st Circuit Court.
Amstrong said in a press release from the governor that she is eager to continue her commitment to “public service in this incredibly important position in the District Court.” She also said she pledges “to administrate the principles of justice fairly, with uncompromising integrity, and to serve in a manner consistent with the trust placed” in her.
This appointment was made to fill a partial term, which expires on January 1, 2021, after Judge Cynthia S. Platzer stepped down. If Armstrong wishes to seek a full six-year term, she would be required to run for reelection in November of 2020. Her term commences March 13, and Armstrong has indicated she does intend to run for reelection.
Ms. Armstrong lives in Fort Gratiot Township with her husband Todd and their two children.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.