FLINT — Attorney Heather Burnash has announced her candidacy to run for a seat on the 67th District Court Flint Court – 5th Division.
Burnash is running to fill the seat vacated by Judge Nathaniel Perry on the Flint Court – 5th Division. The term is for six years.
“This campaign is for the families across Flint that have endured multiple acts of injustice over the last two generations. My experience helping Flint families navigate the legal system and working to find positive resolution for defendants and the community has prepared me to take a seat on the Flint Court – 5th Division,” said Burnash.
Burnash has legal experience assisting individuals with their legal issues ranging from civil infractions and misdemeanors to more serious felonies.
The judicial seat for Flint Court – 5th Division covers the entire city of Flint. The 67th District Court has eight locations across Genesee County. The 67th District Court of Genesee County is a limited jurisdiction court, authorized under state statute, with jurisdiction over Genesee County, including the City of Flint effective Jan. 2, 2016.
The Court has 11 elected judges, four appointed magistrates, nine probation officers and a staff of 50 employees. The Court is responsible for parking citations, traffic violations, criminal misdemeanors, preliminary examinations in felony cases, landlord tenant, small claims, and general civil cases. The 67th District Court for the County of Genesee has jurisdiction in civil matters where the amount in controversy does not exceed $25,000.00. Burnash received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, her master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and her juris doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is a fourth-generation Flint resident and a graduate of Kearsley High School. She currently resides in Flint with her family.
Questions regarding the campaign should be directed to Heather Burnash at 810- 922-2242. The General Election is on Nov. 3.