WATCH: Livingston County 44th Circuit Court candidates, in their own words

Dennis Brewer and L. Suzanne Geddis are running for Livingston County Circuit Court judge.
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One of Livingston County’s hottest primary elections in August will be the open race for the newly created 44th Circuit Court judgeship. Four candidates are in the running, and the top two finishers in the Aug. 7 primary will advance to the general election in November.

All four candidates – Dennis Brewer, Monica Copeland, L. Suzanne Geddis and Tara Pearson – attended the July 12 candidate forum in Hartland, which was sponsored by a host of community organizations, including the Livingston Post.

One of the most interesting parts of the forum came during the closing statements, when each candidate was able to make their case for why they should be elected. Here’s a look at all four of the closing statements:

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  1. Viki Fyke…Convince me that Geddis broke a law. What law did she break? What parts of her signs, websites, logo’s, Facebook posts and mailers were illegal? Please cite the laws because I don’t want to vote for someone for a judgeship that does not uphold the law. As far as i know right now…we all have free speech rights and I can’t figure out how anything you have cited could be illegal..

    • I would be happy to answer your questions. It is extremely hard to beat an incumbent and candidates can, and are, trying to fool the voters into thinking they are the incumbent, so Michigan lawmakers made some laws to keep elections fair and voters informed, but not mislead. Suzanne Geddis is violating Michigan Campaign Law, MCL 168.944. This law specifically says that “Any person who advertises or uses any campaign material, including radio, television…….or otherwise indicates, represents, or gives the impression that a candidate is an incumbent, when they are not is guilty of a misdemeanor punishible as provided in section 934. There is also case law which is identical to what is going on in Livingston County Circuit Court, “Treasurer of the Committee to Elect Gerald D. Lostracco vs. Fox”. Suzanne Geddis is a District Court Judge currently. She is in her 2nd year of an 6 year term. She wants to be promoted to the new, highest Court in our County which has an 8 year term. Her signs and social media lead voters to believe she is already the Judge of that Court and is just up for re-election. Her signs say ‘Elect Judge Suzanne Geddis to the 44th Circuit Court’. She won a Primary election, beating three other candidates who all had time, money, and treasure invested, by breaking the law and cheating!!!! She knows what she is doing is wrong and against the law because she has added a tiny sticker to her signs, not all of them, that says ‘District’. She is still cheating, but the signs that have a sticker are legal, but the word ”District’ is very tiny. So, should we promote a person to a higher Court, when she tries to mislead us just to win? In the hot mess of Teresa Brennan, now on trial after 18 month investigation for breaking laws, and costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, I hope we don’t!!!! Since the judicial system won’t policeit’s own, then our only recourse to stop corruption is at the ballot box! This isn’t about free speech, this is about integrity and character. We deserve better as a Community!!!! I encourage you to. Insider what you want our judicial system to be? A sexual playground for law breakers and cheats where they don’t think the law applies to them, or, a place where laws are applied to everyone the same and judicial integrity is upstanding and above reproach? Sorry so long, I just wanted to give you as much info as I could. There is so much more to this, but you should get the idea. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask.

  2. Would Suzanne Geddis even BE a candidate in the November election for Circuit Court Judge, IF she had NOT cheated? We will NEVER know! If I was Monica Copeland or Tara Pearson, I would be furious right now. We are worried about cheating in November, but let’s not forget that in a highly contested 4 way Primary race where everyone had money, time, and treasure invested, SUZANNE GEDDIS ALREADY BROKE THE LAW AND CHEATED TO WIN! She has already used these illegal signs, websites, logo’s, Facebook posts, and mailers to CHEAT the other 2 candidates out of the race! It is very dangerous for someone with an apparent lack of integrity to want to win so badly that she will do anything, or hurt anyone, to win! Suzanne Geddis should NOT be promoted to the highest court in Livingston County for an unprecedented 8 year term! NO MORE CIRCUS IN LIVINGSTON COUNTY judicial politics!!

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