JUST IN: New Ionia County prosecutor appointed

By Elisabeth Waldon • Last Updated 4:58 pm on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

IONIA— A new Ionia County prosecutor was appointed today.

Ionia County Prosecutor Kyle Butler

Suzanne Hoseth Kreeger and Ron Schafer, both of whom are 8th Judicial Circuit Court judges, appointed Ionia County Assistant Prosecutor Kyle Butler as Ionia County’s new prosecutor today.

The position has been vacant since March 14, when Gov. Rick Snyder appointed Schafer as 8th Judicial Circuit Court judge for Ionia and Montcalm counties.

Butler, 39, was hired as an Ionia County prosecutor in 2007. He plans to run for election as Ionia County prosecutor this fall, when the seat will be up for grabs to other candidates. The deadline to file as a partisan candidate for an Ionia or Montcalm county office is April 19 with the county clerk’s office.

See Thursday’s Daily News for a complete story.

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