Forum for 44th District Court


 A judicial candidate forum featuring the August primary candidates for Oakland County 44th District Court was conducted Thursday, June 28, at the Royal Oak Public Library.  

Taking part in the forum were candidates (left to right) Carlo P. Ginotti, Derek W. Meinecke, and Edward M. Nahat.  The candidates are vying for the seat on the bench that is being vacated by Judge Daniel Sawicki who is retiring at the end of his term.  The 44th District Court serves the City of Royal Oak.  

The forum was the result of a partnership—now in its fourth judicial cycle—among the Oakland County Bar Association, the League of Women Voters Oakland Area, and the Detroit Free Press that aims to sponsor judicial candidate forums in all contested judicial races in Oakland County.  

The forum was open to the public and was video recorded so that it may be aired on cable channels in the communities where the races take place. As soon as the recording is available, it is loaded on the OCBA website at as streaming video. 

Photo by John Meiu