State bill would freeze two local judge seats

“The verdict from Allegan and Ottawa counties is clear — they want to keep their circuit court judges,” The Holland Sentinel is reporting.

“A proposal in the state Senate designed to save money would reduce the number of judges in several counties, though not permanently….

“Ottawa County has four circuit court judges: Chief Judge Edward Post and judges Calvin Bosman, Jon Hulsing and Jon Van Allsburg.

“The bill would keep open any circuit court position now occupied by a judge over the age of 70 who, by law, cannot run for another term in the November election.”