Local attorney Michael C. Paige has filed to run for the Newaygo County Probate Judgeship in the 2018 election for the seat being vacated by the Honorable Graydon W. Dimkoff.
Mike was born and raised in West Michigan.
He graduated from Western Michigan University, majoring in Criminal Justice, and he received his law degree from the Detroit College of Law.
Mike has been employed by Newaygo County for over 15 years as the Attorney Referee for the Family Division of the Circuit Court. In that capacity, he has presided over thousands of hearings making recommendations and decisions affecting families and children. He believes his experience in this position makes him uniquely qualified to address the many family law issues that must be handled by the Probate Judge.
Prior to his present position, he was in the general practice of law handling a wide variety of cases.
Mike has volunteered his time in many community activities. He has been a member of the Fremont Rotary Club for 19 years, a board member of the Fremont/Yahaba Friendship City Program for 18 years and a member of the TrueNorth Board of Directors for 13 years.
Mike’s wife Emily is a teacher at Fremont High School, and they have three children, Ian, Benjamin, and Linnea.