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Election for Board of Commissioners—District E Candidate Biographies
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS–DISTRICT E (BARRY, CLINTON, EATON, GRATIOT, INGHAM, IONIA, LIVINGSTON, MOTNTCALM, AND SHIAWASSE COUNTIES) ONE TO BE ELECTED–THREE-YEAR TERM

Cassandra D. Harmon

Cassandra Harmon has received post graduate degrees (B.S., M.A., J.D.), respectively, from Florida A&M University, Florida Atlantic University, and Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She is currently an associate at Ramey and Associates P.C. Although recently licensed to practice law, she has approximately 6 years of general practice experience. Cassandra Harmon worked for the State Bar of Michigan on the Open Justice Commission; in that capacity, she helped the Commission identify ways to provide prompt, effective legal assistance to victims of domestic violence lacking financial resources to retain private attorneys. She worked 5 1/2 years for Legal Services of South Central Michigan and worked 2 of those years in the Access to Justice Legal Assistance Center located in the Veterans Memorial Courthouse. She actively participated on the Mock Trial Board, Moot Court Board, and other organizations; receiving several honors during and after law school, including: Leadership Achievement Award, Outstanding Senior Litigator, 1st Place In-tra-School Mock Trial Competition, 1st Place Trinity Term Invitational / Mock Trial Competition, and 4th Place BLSA National Trial Competition.

 

Charles R.Toy

Charles Toy serves on the Executive Committee of the State Bar of Michigan, currently as Treasurer and Chair of the Commission’s Finance Committee, and as the elected Commissioner of District E since 2000. He served on the Representative Assembly from 1992 to 1998 and 2004 to the present. Toy served on the Board of Directors of the Ingham County Bar Association, and continues to work for its Publications Committee as a writer for Briefs. Toy served on the Environmental Law Section Council since 1986, was elected to every officer position through Chair, and is currently ex officio.Toy, a shareholder at Farhat & Story, P.C. in Lansing, has been a contract Administrative Law Judge for the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality and Natural Resources, and is an adjunct professor at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. He serves on several other local boards, including Thomas M. Cooley Law School’s Board of Directors and as Past President of the Alumni Board of Directors, Lansing Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, and his church, where he is on the Denominational Board of Administration and Court of Appeals, and an Annual and General Conference Delegate.

Incumbent: Eligible for 17 meetings (from 9/12/2003 through 4/7/2006); attended 16 and excused 1.

     

 

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