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Michigan Court of Appeals, 3rd District
Six-Year Term — Vote for 2

Candidates were asked to summarize their backgrounds in 75 words and were allotted 75 words to answer each question.  If the candidate did not reply by the required date for publication, the words, “Did not respond in time for publication” appear under the candidate’s name.

1. What criteria will you use to disqualify yourself in cases where there is a real or perceived conflict of interest?

2. What do you perceive as the greatest obstacles to justice, if any?

3. What is your vision for the future of our judicial system? What changes would you advocate and why?

Richard A. Bandstra
Chose not to reply

Jane E. Markey
Did not respond in time for publication

3rd District Partial Term ending 1/1/2013
Vote for One (1)

Jane M. Beckering
Did not respond in time for publication