Prosecutor now 12th Circuit Court judge

Houghton County Prosecuting Attorney, Brittany Bulleit, was appointed to the 12th Circuit Court for Baraga, Houghton and Keweenaw counties, according to a Thursday press release from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Office.

“I am proud to appoint Brittany to the 12th Circuit,” said Whitmer. “She will bring a strong record of professional experience to the bench, and as a former prosecutor and MSU Law graduate myself, I know she will uphold the rule of law and ensure justice for all.”

Bulleit is the Houghton County prosecutor and has held this position since 2019. She previously served as the chief assistant prosecutor in Houghton County for 10 years, and previously as a judicial advisory assistant on the Genesee County Circuit Court. Bulleit formerly served on the board for Copper Country Habitat for Humanity and is vice president of Houghton Hancock Lions Club.

Bulleit received her Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University and her JD from Michigan State University College of Law, the release says.

“I am honored to have been given the opportunity by Gov. Whitmer to serve the people of Houghton, Baraga and Keweenaw counties as Circuit Court Judge,” Bulleit is quoted in the release. “I will do my absolute best to execute all judicial duties fairly and respectfully.”

This appointment was made to fill a partial term following the resignation of Judge Charles Goodman. Bulleit’s term will commence on June 26 and expire at noon January 1, 2025. If Bulleit wishes to serve the remainder of Judge Goodman’s term, expiring January 1, 2027, she would be required to run for reelection in November 2024.


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