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Why I'm Running

The newly elected circuit court judge will handle difficult cases, such as divorce, custody, and protective orders. The common thread in these cases is that they require a judge who can compassionately manage families and individuals in crisis while still remaining objective and impartial. My unique background in clinical social work and law has trained me to navigate the complex familial and interpersonal issues involved in these cases and will be critical in allowing me to reach the most just legal decision possible. Moreover, this approach ensures that everyone — regardless of race, sex, ZIP code, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or socioeconomic status — will have a voice in my courtroom.

I’m eager to take the next step in a lifetime of service as Washtenaw County Circuit Judge. 


I hope you’ll join me on this journey.

"Tracy has appeared in front of me countless times in a wide range of cases. I can always count on her to be compassionate, candid, and well prepared.

Her extensive experience in our family court will be an asset to the entire bench. She will make an excellent judge and will serve Washtenaw County well by helping families navigate the trying times that bring them to court."

- Hon. Carol Kuhnke, Chief Judge Washtenaw County Circuit Court

"Tracy Van den Bergh will be an outstanding family court judge. Her extensive experience both as an attorney and as a social worker makes her uniquely qualified for this position.

 

She has been an outstanding advocate in the Peacemaking Court. In her courtroom, the voice of the child will always be paramount. I fully endorse her candidacy."

- Hon. Timothy Connors, Washtenaw County Circuit Court & Washtenaw County Peacemaking Court Presiding Judge

"Tracy’s prior career as a social worker makes her the best possible judicial candidate for this judicial opening. The position serves people in crisis, either with a divorce, custody dispute or with the need for personal protection. Tracy has regularly appeared on cases in my courtroom throughout the past six years, and I have watched her provide respectful, high-quality representation in challenging circumstances.

 

Tracy’s compassion and understanding of human nature coupled with her litigation experience will make her the best possible judge to serve the families of Washtenaw County. She has my full support."

Hon. Patrick Conlin, Chief Judge Pro Tem Washtenaw County Circuit Court & Presiding Judge Washtenaw County Circuit Court Family Division
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