Ed Black Named 26th Circuit Chief Justice
Thu, 25 Mar 2021 06:03:17 EDT

Alpena 26th Circuit Court Judge Ken "Edward" Black has been named Chief Justice of the 26th Circuit.

The Michigan State Supreme Court Administrative office made the announcement on Wednesday, with the appointment to be effective as of April 1st.

He will succeed current Chief Justice Benjamin Bolser who plans to retire in May, and Black will fill out Bolser's term until the end of the year.

With the vacancy, Governor Gretchen Whitmer will likely appoint a successor to fill the vacancy until the next election which is in November of 2022.

Black was initially appointed to the bench in similar fashion in 2020, following the resignation of Mike Mack, and went on to win the four year term in last November's general election.

As Chief justice of the 26th Circuit, Black will oversee operations of the 26th Circuit in Alpena and Montmorency Counties, and 88th District Court as well as Probate Courts in both counties.


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