Circuit Court Judge Deborah Thomas recently announced that she is running for the Michigan Supreme Court. This is her second supreme court race and her candidacy is generating a lot of energy and enthusiasm. She’s a fierce and lifelong advocate for those in society without a voice in the judicial system and, in addition to her job as a Circuit Court judge, she travels the state at her own expense, giving forums and workshops on issues like having a criminal record expunged and the scourge of human trafficking in our state and beyond.
For a comprehensive look at Judge Thomas’s life and mission, you can read my interview with her, conducted during her first run for supreme court.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, July 12th, Judge Thomas is holding one of several statewide campaign kickoff events. The Southeast Michigan Campaign Kickoff event will be held at the AFSCME Council 25 Hall at 600 West Lafayette Blvd. in Detroit from 5:30–7:30pm. More information about this event as well as the remaining regional kickoff events can be found at http://www.judgedeborahthomas.com/kickoff.
Joining her at tomorrow’s event will be Michigan House Democratic Leader Tim Greimel who (along with me!) is endorsing Judge Thomas for supreme court. “In recent years, the Michigan Supreme Court—currently packed with Snyder appointees—has rubber-stamped every bad decision passed by the Republican Legislature and signed by Governor Snyder. The effects of this have been disastrous and it’s clear that we need a change on the Court,” said Greimel in a statement. “That’s why I’m supporting Judge Deborah Thomas for Michigan Supreme Court Justice. Judge Thomas has served for over 20 years as a Circuit Court Judge and has extensive subject-matter expertise on a host of legal issues. Her tireless efforts during that time have made the justice system more accessible for every Michigan resident.”
If you’d like to support Judge Thomas’s candidacy with a financial contribution, click HERE.