Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden Appointed to Michigan Supreme Court by Governor Whitmer

Michigan State Rep. Kyra Harris Bolden

Special to The Truth

State Representative Kyra Harris Bolden will be appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court in January 2023 by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, making history as the first Black woman to serve on the high court. Bolden, an experienced attorney and bipartisan lawmaker, connected with constituents across the state during her campaign for Michigan Supreme
Court earlier this year.

“I am honored to have been selected by Governor Whitmer to serve the wonderful state of Michigan and ensure greater trust and justice for generations,” said Bolden. “This is an important time for Michiganders, and I am grateful for the continued support to bring a fresh perspective to our highest court. This is a court that will ultimately have the final word on many items that will affect not only our lives, but our children’s, and their children’s lives for generations to come. I’m excited and ready to get to work!”

Rep. Bolden is a life-long resident of her hometown of Southfield, Michigan and currently serves HD-35 (communities of Southfield, Lathrup Village, Beverly Hills, Bingham Farms and Franklin). While working in Lansing, she advocated for Michiganders as a member of the Judiciary Committee and focused her work on criminal justice reform, crafting and passing pieces of critical bipartisan legislation into law, including the “Medically Frail” prison reform package, the revision of the Wrongful Imprisonment Compensation Act, and the “Address Confidentiality for Survivors of
Domestic Violence” package.

Rep. Bolden will be replacing Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, who announced her departure from the court in September.