Dearborn Heights judge Mark Plawecki announced today that he is running for a seat on the Michigan Supreme Court.
The seat was vacated by former justice Mary Beth Kelly, and is currently occupied by Justice Joan Larsen who was appointed by Governor Rick Snyder to replace Kelly and is also eligible to run in the upcoming November election for the seat.
"I believe my experience as a trial court judge for 21 years has given me the preparation to to make the next step up to our state's highest court," said Plawecki.
Plawecki was first elected to the bench in 1994. He is now in his sixth two-year term as chief judge for the 20th district, based in Dearborn Heights.
Before becoming a trial court judge, Plawecki was in private practice and served as a prosecutor in the City of Hazel Park.
Plawecki received his law degree in 1987 from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University.