Dearborn's chief judge of the 19th District Court received a late-in-the-game endorsement this week for re-election to his spot on the bench from Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.
Judge Richard Wygonik faces Dearborn attorney and court magistrate Sam Salamey in the Nov. 6 election.
In a letter to Wygonik, Worthy wrote, “Your commitment to justice and families and your service to the community has earned you another term as judge of the 19th District Court. I am pleased to endorse your re-election.”
Wygonik responded to the endorsement with praise for Worthy, who is also up for re-election.
“Prosecutor Worthy is respected for her professionalism and dedication to serve the people of Wayne County," he said in a statement. "I’m proud to have her support."
Worthy has served as Wayne County Prosecutor since 2004.
Wygonik, a lifelong Dearborn resident, was appointed to court in 2005, elected in 2006 and made chief judge at the beginning of 2012.
Other endorsements include former 19th District Court Chief Judge Leo K. Foran, the Police Officers Association of Dearborn and the Dearborn Firefighters Local 412.
Salamey has been endorsed by Dearborn Mayor Jack O'Reilly and Dearborn Heights Mayor Dan Paletko.
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