judges

"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)

State of Michigan

Governor Rick Snyder has made two judicial appointments in Kalamazoo County. 

J. Richardson Johnson's last day will be October 31st

WMUK

Governor Rick Snyder has announced two judicial appointments for Southwest Michigan.

The governor’s office says he has appointed former Kalamazoo County Assistant Prosecutor Scott Pierangeli to the Kalamazoo County Probate Court. He will replace Donald Halstead who resigned this past summer.

The governor also announced that attorney Jeffrey Dufon of Kalamazoo will serve as a judge on the 36th District Circuit Court in Van Buren County. He replaces Judge Paul Hamre, who retired this summer.

The State Court Administrative Office has recommended eliminating one judicial position