One of the more interesting local races on the upcoming Nov. 6 ballot is the one for 31st District Court Judge.
Alexis Krot has been serving in that role since being appointed to the position by Gov. Rick Snyder. She took the position after former Judge Paul Paruk resigned to take a job with the state court administration office.
She is facing a relatively unknown challenger attorney John Gorniak, who moved to Hamtramck several months ago to run for the job.
If history is any guide, whoever wins this election is pretty much guaranteed re-election for as long as they want the position.
Gorniak has made his presence known in the city and is aggressively campaigning.
He has also attended city council meetings for the past few months and has expressed his opinion on a number of subjects.
Krot is a native Hamtramckan and had operated a private practice here. Her family has long ties to the community as well, and have owned Krot Funeral Home for decades.
It is fair to say that Alexis Krot knows this city and its people well. From our perspective, she has run the court professionally and has been fair-minded on the bench.
There are many challenging cases that come before the court, and there are many ethnic communities to accommodate here in Hamtramck.
Krot has served the city well.
If elected to the position, she will be the first female to be elected to that role since the city was founded.
Hamtramck voters would do the city a favor by keeping Krot on the job. We highly recommend ALEXIS KROT to the position of Hamtramck 31st District Court Judge.