Four Candidates for Marquette Co Probate Judge

A fourth candidate has filed for the race of Marquette County Probate Court Judge. Cheryl Hill, a Marquette native and graduate of Northern Michigan University, announced her candidacy Tuesday.  

“This is my twenty  fifth year practicing law and I am very excited about the opportunity to run for the position of Probate Judge. Throughout my years of practice I have steadfastly maintained a passion for helping children and families  in the courts and the position of Probate Judge would allow me to do this in greater depth.”

“If elected, it would be my goal to administer justice with fairness, equality, and integrity, and to provide leadership for the continuous improvement of a justice system that is responsive to the diverse and changing needs of the public and to be  accountable for the efficient and effective use of public resources.”

Hill graduated from Marquette University Law School in 1987. She is licensed in the State of Michigan to practice law and has been admitted to practice before all of the Courts in Michigan as well as federal courts and the United States Supreme Court.  She  has worked for the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for the past 12 years.  She was the Chief Civil Counsel for the County of Marquette prior to assuming her present role as Chief Assistant Prosecutor. Before coming to the  Prosecutor’s Office, Hill was in private practice primarily working in the area of

insurance defense litigation  and general practice.


She has also taught at NMU for the Political Science Department, the NMU Police Academy and the Corrections Academy. 

Hill has two children. Her son is a student at Northern Michigan University; her daughter is a student at Michigan State University.

Current Marquette County Probate Judge Michael Anderegg will not run for re-election. He has held the position since 1977.

Other candidates for the six year term include attorneys Cathy C. Church, Robbie Powelson and Pat Jennings.

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