Michigan Judicial Nominee Judge F. Kay Behm one step closer to confirmation


Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters today applauded the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee for advancing the nomination of Judge F. Kay Behm by a bipartisan vote. Judge Behm was nominated to be U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan. Her nomination now heads to the full Senate for confirmation.

 On July 27, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering her nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A video of Senator Stabenow’s remarks can be found here, and a video of Senator Peters’ remarks can be found here.

 “Judge Behm has been a thoughtful public servant for Genesee County at the 7th Circuit Court. I have no doubt that she will continue to serve the people of Michigan well on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Behm represents the best of Michigan, and I am confident she is ready and prepared to serve the people of Michigan on the federal bench,” said Senator Stabenow.

 “Judge Behm is a highly-qualified jurist whose extensive legal experience and dedication to public service will serve our state and nation well,” said Senator Peters. “I’m pleased to see her nomination advance in the Senate to serve as the next federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. I have every confidence in Judge Behm’s abilities and look forward to seeing her serve on the federal bench once she is confirmed.”

 On June 29, President Biden nominated Judge Behm to serve as U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District.

 Judge Frances Kay Behm has served as a judge for the Genesee County Circuit and Probate Courts since 2009. Judge Behm was previously a solo practitioner from 2008 to 2009. From 1997 to 2008, Judge Behm was an associate at Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm, & Robertson in Flint, Michigan and an associate at Braun Kendrick Finbeiner in Saginaw, Michigan from 1994 to 1997. Judge Behm received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1994 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Albion College in 1991.


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