Chief Judge Mike Keeley has announced he will be retiring at the end of this year. Keeley has been a judge for 28 years. He announced to the local Bar association that he would not be running for re-election in the November 2020 election.
He will finish his term, which runs through Dec. 31. The reason for his announcement to the local bar was to give anyone an opportunity to run for his position and the chance to begin their campaign.
The Supreme Court recently reappointed Keeley to the position of chief judge in the 20th Judicial District for a term of two years. Upon his retirement at the end of 2020, the Supreme Court will appoint a new Chief Judge.
Keeley indicated he has enjoyed his 28 years of service. He has enjoyed working with attorneys, court personnel and the public. He looks forward to other endeavors after his retirement and wishes everyone involved in the Judicial Branch good luck in the future.