Meet The 17th Circuit Judge Candidates!


These four candidates are seeking two open positions for Kent County Circuit Court judge.

The court handles felony cases, as well as child-abuse, neglect and delinquency cases. The court also handles family law and civil cases involving over $25,000.

The candidates are seeking positions opened by upcoming retirements of judges Donald Johnston and Dennis Leiber

The candidates stopped by West Michigan Live to talk about why they are the right fit for the bench. 

If there are any other questions that the candidates didn't answer for you on the show, you can meet and ask questions to them at an open forum this Thursday at 7 pm. More information can be found below:

Judge Talk

More information on the candidates can be found here as well as the candidates websites:

Scott Noto

Curt Benson

Judge Christina Elmore

Alida Bryant


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