It’s time for criminal justice reform.

A Democrat Focused on progress. Dedicated to our community.


Karen McDonald has served as a judge, an attorney representing children and families, and an assistant prosecutor prosecuting child sexual assault. With over 20 years of legal experience, she’s ready to serve Oakland County as Prosecutor to keep our community safe while being smart on crime.

From the Campaign Trail

Press Release: Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II Endorses Challenger Karen McDonald in 2020 Oakland County Prosecutor Race

Today, the McDonald for Prosecutor campaign added another big-name Democrat to their list of endorsers: Michigan’s Lieutenant Governor Garlin Gilchrist II. Lt. Governor Gilchrist has spent his career fighting for equal justice in Michigan, most recently through his participation in the Michigan Joint Task Force on Jail and Pretrial Incarceration, and he is well known…

Press Release: McDonald Makes the Case for Change in the Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office

Over the past two weeks, Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper has been featured in media across the state for her failure to prosecute three white security guards in the 2014 killing of McKenzie Cochran. Last week, Cooper was also recorded publicly denying the existence of racial disparity in Oakland County, claiming that, because Oakland County…

Press Release: Karen McDonald Launches Official Bid to Challenge Incumbent Jessica Cooper in Oakland County Prosecutorial Race

Yesterday, Karen McDonald officially filed to run for Oakland County Prosecutor. Though she announced her campaign in early summer of 2019, soon after giving up her career as an Oakland County Circuit Court Judge, Michigan law requires a one-year hiatus after stepping down from the bench before filing for a partisan position like Oakland County…

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