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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…

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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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Press Release: House Democratic Leader Christine Greig and Six Oakland Legislators Announce Endorsement of Challenger Karen McDonald for Prosecutor

On the morning of the Flip the Michigan House event, promoting a Democratic majority in the Michigan House, a critical endorsement changed the course of Oakland County’s prosecutorial race: event host and House Democratic Leader Christine Greig, along with four other Democratic House Representatives and two of Oakland County’s three Democratic Senators jointly endorsed Karen…

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The Appeal: The Supreme Court ruled that sentences like hers are unconstitutional. Prosecutors are fighting to keep her incarcerated.

By Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg In next year’s Democratic primary, Cooper, who has been in office since 2009, will face a challenger, former family court judge and prosecutor Karen McDonald. McDonald told The Appeal that she was not sure if she supported a ban on life without the possibility of parole for juveniles. When asked if her office…

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Legal News: Judge bids adieu to Circuit Court at reception

By Tom Kirvan Legal News Some six weeks after tendering her resignation from the Oakland County Circuit Court, Judge Karen McDonald was saluted by colleagues and friends at a farewell reception April 12, a sendoff that she hopes will serve as the launch pad for a successful bid to become the county’s chief prosecuting attorney…

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