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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Only Two Candidates File For Open Seat on Oakland County Circuit Court

Veteran Research Attorney
Karen Geibel
Well, the the field is now set.  In November, it will be Lisa Langton vs Karen Geibel for the open seat on the Oakland County Circuit Court.

Ms. Langton is a deputy court administrator for the Oakland Circuit Court.  Ms. Geibel is the long-serving research attorney for Oakland Circuit Judge Rudy Nichols.  Incidentally, Judge Nichols is also up for re-election, running with a block of six other sitting judges.

Last month, this blog speculated that Ms. Langton could wind-up with the seat unopposed, unless someone else filed the requisite 5000 signatures.  That someone is Karen Geibel.

Normally, a half-dozen candidates vie for any open seat on the Oakland Circuit bench.  The top two vote-getters advance from the August primary to the general election in November.

Because this year's non-partisan election has a paucity of candidates, the judicial hopefuls will not have to ruin their summer with endless campaign appearances since they will both automatically advance to the November ballot without spending a dime.  Nevertheless, you will probably see the judicial candidates at various farmers' markets, municipal gatherings and parades over the next six months.

As the new judge will be installed in the family court division, the divorce lawyers out there will slowly begin to take note of the now-official judicial candidates.  For our part, we will be monitoring the election to inform our readers of any relevant developments; stay tuned.

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