Rapa announces candidacy for probate judge

February 11, 2024


Rapa announces candidacy for probate judge

HART — Attorney Anna Rapa recently announced that she has filed the necessary petitions and affidavits with the Oceana County clerk to put her name on the ballot for Oceana County probate judge in the Nov. 5, 2024 general election.

“I am really excited to begin my campaign — to get out into the community to get to know people and what they feel they need in a probate judge,” said Rapa. “As an attorney, I worked tirelessly as a court-appointed attorney so that those who cannot afford lawyers were still effectively represented in court during the most difficult times in their lives. As referee, I’m committed to faithfulness to the law as it is written and to listening to all sides before making a decision. I would apply all of those values to the position of probate judge, if the people of Oceana County choose to elect me.”

Rapa has lived in Oceana County since 2017, first serving as a local court-appointed attorney and then serving as referee for circuit court, her candidacy announcement states “She has over 15 years of legal experience, advocating for her clients in local, appellate, and federal courts. She also served for a short time on the Golden Township Planning Commission, but she resigned that position as required by judicial ethics once she started working for the court.

“She attended law school in Grand Rapids and Lansing, graduating first in her class. While at school, she received awards for first marks in 18 of her law school classes, and she received numerous other academic awards. She has published in several peer-reviewed legal publications, and she applies her scholarly research skills to her work with the court.”


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