Gov. Engler and Members of Michigan Congressional Delegation Announce Western District Committee to Aid President Bush in Filling Judicial AppointmentsContact:
John Truscott (517) 335-6397
Governor John Engler and members of Michigan's Republican congressional
delegation today released names of those selected to assist President
George W. Bush's administration in filling judicial appointments for the Western
District Court, which serves Michigan residents.
Newly appointed members of the Western District Court Committee will review qualified applicants for the positions of U.S. Attorney, U.S.
Marshal and Federal District Judge.
Congressmen Fred Upton, (R- St. Joseph) senior member of the Michigan
delegation; Dave Camp, (R- Midland) Peter Hoekstra, (R- Holland) Joseph Knollenberg, (R- Bloomfield Hills) Nick Smith, (R- Addison) Vernon Ehlers,
(R-Grand Rapids) and Mike Rogers, (R- Brighton), along with Engler, have
tapped experts in Michigan's judicial and law enforcement communities to
serve on the Western District Committee, as well as the Eastern District
Steven Heacock, general counsel of Priority
Health in Grand Rapids and chair of the Kent
of Commissioners, will chair the Western District Committee.
Carol Hustoles, general counsel to Western
Michigan University in Kalamazoo, will serve as vice chair.
Other people from across the state who were appointed to the Western
District Committee, include:
Committee members will rate judicial applicants as part of a process
through which the governor and congressional delegation will make final
recommendations to the Bush administration.
- John W. Allen of Kalamazoo
- Neal Brady of Hillsdale
- Allen Byam of Battle Creek
- William Danhof of Lansing
- Douglas Dozeman of Grand Rapids
- Kevin Even of Muskegon
- Bill Forsyth of Grand Rapids
- James Gregart of Kalamazoo
- Richard Kay of Grand Rapids
- Marie Martell of Lansing
- David Marvin of Lansing
- Richard McLellan of Lansing
- William Noakes of Grand Rapids
- David Porteous of Reed City
- Harold Schuitmaker of Paw Paw
- Star Swift of Grand Rapids
- Lucille Taylor of Lansing
- Sen. William Van Regenmorter of Georgetown Township
- Jim Westin of Kalamazoo