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Gov. Rick Snyder appoints Bennett to 34th Circuit Court for Ogemaw and Roscommon Counties

Friday, November 20, 2015

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Bob Bennett, of Roscommon, to the 34th Circuit Court for the counties of Ogemaw and Roscommon.

“Bob has served the citizens of Roscommon County well as an assistant prosecutor for the past decade,” Snyder said. “His experience and integrity among his peers and judges gives me great confidence that he will continue to provide exceptional service to both Roscommon and Ogemaw Counties.”

Bennett currently serves as the chief assistant prosecutor in Roscommon County, managing a diverse caseload of criminal felony cases to civil cases involving property disputes. He began his legal career in 1991 as a partner of the law office of Deamud & Bennett, litigating hundreds of civil and criminal cases, until he then joined the Prosecutor’s Office in 2005. Bennett is currently a member of the Roscommon County Community Corrections Board and has been a case evaluator for three Michigan Circuit Courts. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, the Roscommon County Bar Association, and is on the Board of Directors for the Roscommon County United Way. Bennett earned a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies from Michigan State University and a law degree from Wayne State University.

Bennett’s appointment fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Michael J. Baumgartner. He will have to stand for election in 2016 for a full six-year term.