Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 24, 2019
Gov. Whitmer Appoints Jason E. Bitzer to the 71B District Court
LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Gretchen Whitmer today appointed Jason E. Bitzer to the 71B District Court in Tuscola County.
"Throughout Jason's career, he has worked hard to uphold and defend our justice system," Whitmer said. "His previous experience arguing in criminal, civil, and probate matters allows him to seamlessly transition into this new role at the District Court in Tuscola County.”
Jason Bitzer, of Cass City, is a partner and litigator with Biddinger, Bitzer & Estelle, PLLC. In his practice, he has argued in criminal, civil, and probate matters, including serving as a court-appointed attorney representing individuals with misdemeanor charges. Prior to joining his practice, Bitzer served as a legal intern with the Michigan Attorney General’s Office’s Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division.
Jason is a member of the Hills and Dales General Hospital Board of Directors, the Rotary Club of Cass City, and the United Way of Tuscola County Board of Directors. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Communications and Public Law and Government from Eastern Michigan University, and Juris Doctor degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
This appointment was made to fill a partial term, which expires at twelve o’clock noon on January 1, 2021, after Judge Kim David Glaspie stepped down. If Bitzer wishes to seek a full six-year term he would be required to run for reelection in November of 2020.
This appointment is not subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.