Election 2014

The run for the 51st Circuit judge seat

July 16, 2014
The run for the 51st Circuit judge seat

MCP first ran this series of candidate interviews last month. To help educate the public, we are re-posting.  For the first time in 36 years the 51st Circuit Court will have a new judge, beginning January 2015. Since 1979, that court has been ruled over by the Honorable Judge Richard Cooper. Cooper’s term expires at the end of this year…

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Judge candidate profile: David Glancy

July 16, 2014
Judge candidate profile: David Glancy

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  David Glancy, 36, lives in Amber Township. He and his wife, Kathryn, are partners in their law practice, Glancy Law Office in Ludington. He is a 1996 graduate of Fremont High School and received his bachelor’s degree from Hope College in Holland, with a major in political science and a minor in biochemistry. He received his…

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Judge candidate profile: Susan Kasley Sniegowski

July 16, 2014
Judge candidate profile: Susan Kasley Sniegowski

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  Susan Kasley Sniegowski was Mason County’s first female prosecutor, serving in that position for 4 years. She has been practicing law locally since 1999. She owns a private practice and also is contracted with the City of Ludington as its Freedom of Information Coordinator.  Sniegowski, 46, grew up in Ludington and attended Ludington Area Schools through…

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Judge candidate profile: Craig R. Cooper

July 16, 2014
Judge candidate profile: Craig R. Cooper

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  If elected 51st Circuit Court Judge Craig Cooper would be replacing his father, Richard Cooper, who has served on the bench since 1979. The 31-year-old resides in Irons and has served as Lake County prosecuting attorney since 2012 and served as assistant prosecutor there since 2011.  He is the third generation of his family to serve…

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Judge candidate profile: Paul Spaniola

July 16, 2014
Judge candidate profile: Paul Spaniola

By Rob Alway. Editor-in-Chief.  Mason County’s Prosecuting Attorney, Paul Spaniola, has tried some pretty high profile cases lately. The 55-year-old Pere Marquette Township resident has served as the county’s top law enforcement official since 2009. He joined the prosecutor’s office in 2001 as an assistant prosecutor. Prior to that he operated a private practice in Ludington specializing in criminal defense,…

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