Harper Creek grad Tracie Tomak is running for District Judge and was a recent guest on the 95.3 WBCK Morning Show with Tim Collins   Check out the video.

Tracie Tomak grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Harper Creek High School. She attended Michigan State University and Spring Arbor University, receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in Management. Prior to her legal career, Attorney Tomak worked in the banking and insurance industries, earning her Charter Property and Casualty Underwriters designation.

She is running for a six-year term for the seat being vacated by Judge James Norlander. Norlander can't run again because judges are prohibited in Michigan from seeking a new term after reaching the age of 70.

 

Tracie talked a lot about judges using discretion when deciding cases, and also about new alternative courts for certain offenders, including a domestic violence specialty court, a misdemeanor drug court, eviction diversion and human trafficking specialty dockets.  She said those efforts to find solutions rather than just punishment have worked in other specialty courts in the county.