Gretchen Whitmer interested in interim Ingham County Prosecutor position

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – In a letter sent to Circuit Court Judge Janelle Lawless, former State Senator Gretchen Whitmer says she is interested in serving as the interim Ingham County prosecutor.

Whitmer is a former state senator and state representative. She served as the Democratic Minority Leader during her Senate tenure. She currently works for the Dickinson Wright law firm.

She has undergraduate and law degrees from Michigan State University.

The position will be open starting July 2, when current Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III will resign.

If chosen, Whitmer would fill the position until December 31.

Whitmer is apparently not interested in keeping the job after that. She has not filed to run for the office in the November 2016 elections.

Six other people have filed. The list will be narrowed down to two in the August primary, and voters will pick the winner in November.

Dunnings is currently facing 15 criminal charges including neglect of duty, engaging in the services of a prostitute and pandering.

He was charged on March 14 and is currently in a treatment facility.

Dunnings was first elected Ingham County prosecutor in 1996 and began serving in 1997.

Ingham County’s circuit court judges will pick a temporary prosecutor this summer.

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