Krieger appointed to county commission.

May 7, 2019
Nick Krieger

Krieger appointed to county commission.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — Nick Krieger was appointed to the Mason County Board of Commissioners during a special meeting Monday evening. The District 1 seat was left vacant following the death of Commissioner Wally Taranko in April. Krieger, a Democrat, and John Kreinbrink, a Republican, were the two applicants. Krieger will hold the position through the end of the term, which is Dec. 31, 2020 and at that time, will need to seek election if he chooses. District 1 represents a portion of the City of Ludington. The vote was 5-1 with Commissioner Lew Squires voting against.

Krieger, who lives on North Rath Avenue, is an attorney who owns his own practice in Ludington. Krieger’s previous work experience includes working as a law clerk on the Michigan Court of Appeals.

“I own property in the District 1 where I have resided on a full-time basis since returning to Mason County to practice law in 2016,” Krieger wrote in a letter of inquiry. “I have long been interested in matters of local and county government, and it has been my privilege to be considered for appointment to the Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board, the Mason County District Library Board, and the City of Ludington Planning Commission.

“I have enjoyed serving in these positions very much. I believe that my involvement with these entities gives me the background and experience necessary to serve as a competent and effective county commissioner.” 

John Kreinbrink

Krieger has run for other local elected positions in the past, running as a Democratic candidate for the 101st House of Representatives and also for Mason County Probate Court judge. He has also served on the State Bar of Michigan Publications and Website Advisory Committee and the State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly. 

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