THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Perry Announces Candidacy for Marinette County Circuit Judge
Issue Date: May 16, 2019
Attorney Mike Perry will seek the judicial position being vacated by Judge David Miron who announced he will retire in July of 2020. This position is up for election on April 7, 2020.
Perry is a Marinette County native and Vietnam veteran who served in the U.S. Army, 18th Airborne Corp from 1971 through 1974 and then worked as a Marinette County Deputy Sheriff until 1985. He is a graduate of Niagara High School, St. Norbert College and Marquette Law School. He has owned and operated a general law practice in Marinette County for the past 31 years.
Perry married Sue Novak from Wausaukee in 1972. They resided and raised their children in Coleman before her unexpected death in 2013. He later married Joni Bednar from Coleman. The couple now reside in the Peshtigo area. Together they have 8 children and 22 grandchildren. Perry has been an active community leader and is a member of St. Anne's Parish in Coleman.
Perry stated, "Judge James Morrison and his team have successfully established the Marinette County Drug Treatment and Mental Health Courts. I fully support their programs and in addition to these programs, if elected, I intend to work with veterans and local officials to establish a Veterans' Treatment Court in Marinette County. I believe our veterans need treatment programs and alternative sentencing options which will better serve them, their families and our community. Our Marinette County veterans can apply for alternative sentencing programs through the Northeast Wisconsin Veterans' Treatment Court in Brown County, however, to be offered this opportunity, the veteran is required to relocate to Green Bay to be eligible for these services. I further believe our veterans deserve better for their service and sacrifice to our country."
"I will serve Justice with Integrity, Honesty and Commitment, and I believe I have the right experience for this job."