By Mike Walters
Judge Todd M. Morgan of Clinton was appointed to the 2A District Court by the state governor after Judge Jonathan L. Poer retired in January. After completing interviews with the Michigan Bar Association and a second round of interviews with the governor’s office, as well as submitting to complete background checks, Judge Morgan was selected from among several other qualified candidates as the best choice to fill the position. Judge Morgan was sworn in on April 11, 2022 and will serve until at least December 31, 2022. On November 8, 2022, Judge Morgan will ask his constituency to endorse his work as judge and reelect him to serve until January 1, 2027.
Judge Morgan has a history of serving. After high school, he joined the U.S. Navy as a nuclear machinist and served his country. He left the Navy to serve his family and was a single parent, working while going to school. Judge Morgan then became a Forensic Security Aide at a mental health hospital prison and served his state and the mentally ill. While working full time, he then earned his MBA from Cleary University. His commitment to service continued when he joined Michigan Rehabilitation Services, which helps people with disabilities to get and/or keep jobs. At this point, Judge Morgan earned a 100% scholarship to Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he earned his law degree in October, 2010. He then served his clients as an attorney.
Judge Morgan continued his commitment to his community by devoting time to many community organizations, such as Habitat for Humanity, Housing Help of Lenawee, the Friends of the Library (Clinton), The Clinton Village Counsel, Kiwanis, and his church.
Appointment to the 2A District Court continues Judge Morgan’s service to the community. There are three people running against Judge Morgan: David Lacasse, Christopher Fleming, and Ashley Hanson-Grimes. There will be a primary on August 2, 2022 with the top two going on to the general election on November 8, 2022.