Ann Arbor attorney Jim Fink announces candidacy for Washtenaw County Circuit Court judge
Updated with the judges whose terms end at the beginning of 2013
Ann Arbor attorney and former Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office deputy Jim Fink announced his candidacy for Washtenaw County Circuit Court judge Tuesday.
Courtesy of Jim Fink
Fink, an Ypsilanti resident, served in the sheriff’s office for 20 years, ending his career as the police services commander before retiring to become an attorney, according to a statement. He attended the Detroit College of Law and is now a practicing attorney in Ann Arbor.
“A good judge ensures that everyone’s rights are protected and that all receive equal justice under the law,” Fink said. “Judges, like all public servants, serve the community. I am running for this position because I am exceptionally qualified.”
Fink comes from a family of judges — his father, Robert Fink, and brother, Karl Fink, served as Washtenaw County judges, according to the statement.
Fink has served on the Dawn Farm Board of Trustees, the Michigan Domestic Violence Prevention and Treatment Board and the Hope Clinic “One Hope” capital campaign committee, according to the statement.
The election for Washtenaw County Circuit Court judges is in November. Washtenaw County Circuit Court judges Timothy Connors, Melinda Morris and Darlene O'Brien all have their terms end at the beginning of 2013.