LANSING — Andrea Krause, the chief prosecutor for Montcalm County since 1998, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) on Thursday.
Krause, a Republican, won Montcalm County’s primary election for prosecutor on Aug. 6.
She is about to enter her fourth term in office.
Krause will serve a one-year term with PAAM through August 2013.
Newly elected PAAM President David Leyton recognized Krause for her commitment to the citizens of Montcalm County and her expertise and integrity in prosecution.
“We are pleased to have Andrea Krause as a member of the Board of Directors for PAAM,” said Leyton, who is also the prosecutor for Genesee County.
“Andrea’s experience and distinguished service as prosecutor in Montcalm County will be a valuable asset to us as we strive to improve the criminal justice system for all the citizens of Michigan and work together for safer communities across the state,” he added.
“I am honored that my fellow prosecutors across the State of Michigan elected me to the Board of Directors of PAAM,” Krause said. “I hope to carry on the tradition of those who have served before me and help PAAM in any way I can.”
PAAM was established in 1929.
The organization is a voluntary association of all 83 of the state’s prosecuting attorneys, the Attorney General and the U.S. attorneys currently serving in Michigan.
The primary purposes of the organization are to promote fair, swift and equal justice in enforcing the state’s criminal laws and the continuing education of prosecuting attorneys and other law enforcement officials.