Calhoun County Circuit Court

"It took two phone calls Tuesday before John Hallacy knew he had been appointed to the Calhoun County Circuit Court bench. In the morning Hallacy was contacted by a staff member of Gov. Rick Snyder who asked where he would be about 3 p.m. for a call from the governor.' (Battle Creek Enquirer)

Kirkham will have to run for election in November 2014 to serve until 2016.

Governor's office has decline to identify applicants

Allen Garbrecht's replacement will be appointed by Governor Snyder