2014-04-30 / News

Teeple seeks reelection


Donald A. Teeple Donald A. Teeple Judge Donald A. Teeple has announced he is a candidate for reelection to Sanilac County Circuit Judge.

Teeple has served as the county’s circuit judge since he was elected in 1990. He was reelected in 1996, 2002 and 2008. He is the sixth judge to preside over the 24th Circuit Court since its inception in 1879. The Michigan Supreme Court has named him the chief judge of all three courts in the county.

“When I first sought this position, I promised to do my best to provide fair and efficient justice for the people of Sanilac County,” said Teeple. “I truly believe that I have shown my commitment to achieving that goal each and every day in the courtroom.”

Teeple was raised on a farm in Sanilac County and graduated from high school in 1967. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1971 and was granted the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law in 1974, after which he gained admission to the State Bar of Michigan.

Prior to his election, Teeple practiced law in Sanilac County for 16 years in association with the late Charles W. Rigney. He is past president of the Sanilac County Bar Association, past president of the Family Counseling Services of the Thumb, past president of the Sandusky Lions Club, and served on the board of the United Way of Sanilac County and the Sanilac County Advisory Board of the St. Clair County Community College.

He is the son of Marion and the late Donald Teeple of Minden City.

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