Candidates for 30th Circuit Court in their own words

Across Greater Lansing, voters have begun to cast ballots for the 2020 general election – absentee ballots are being sent out, with in-person voting to follow on Tuesday, November 3.

LSJ asked area candidates running for office to share their backgrounds and answer a few questions on major topics to aid voters in their decisions. Read excerpts from their answers, in their own words, below.

Colline Cheltenham

30th Circuit Court Judge candidate Colline Cheltenham

I grew up in Gladwin, Michigan, lived a good portion of my adult life in Midland, Michigan and now live in East Lansing, Michigan. I am member on the East Lansing Zoning Board of Appeals, the family law sections for the Ingham County and State Bar Associations. I am a member of the National Association for Career Women, Women Lawyers Association, and League of Women Voters. I have volunteered with Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity. In addition, with my passion being in family law, for the last 4 years I have volunteered for a local group called Second Saturday which provides emotional, financial and legal education to women who are contemplating divorce or in the midst of divorce. I am a practicing family law attorney.

Morgan Elizabeth Cole

Morgan Elizabeth Cole, candidate for 30th Circuit Court Judge

Alongside my husband Michael, I am raising our three children: Mary Elizabeth, Margaret Grace and Michael James Jr. in Meridian Township. 

I am a member of the following:  State Bar of Michigan, District of Columbia Bar, Ingham County Bar Association, Women’s Lawyers Association of Mid-Michigan, Michigan Probate Juvenile Registers Association, advisor to Michigan State University’s Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Junior League-Lansing, a former member of the Parent Advisory Board for Sparrow Childtime Learning Center, and St. Martha Catholic Church.