Governor Rick Snyder has chosen the newest member of the Michigan Supreme Court.
Judge Kurtis Wilder is the first of a couple appointments Governor Snyder has to make in the coming weeks. He will replace Justice Robert Young who retired from the court in April to return to his former law firm, Dickenson Wright.
Wilder is a former Chief Judge of the Washtenaw County Trial Court. He currently serves on the state Court of Appeals.
Governor Snyder said Wilder has already done great work to help the state.