Carol Kuhnke was born in Monroe in 1968, moved to Washtenaw County when she was nine, graduated from Milan High School and the U-M, went to Chicago for law school, came back to Milan in 1996, and then moved to Ann Arbor in 1998. She specializes in civil litigation, and says, "I'm proud I don't have to advertise. I get my business from referrals.
"I've done 100 percent litigation, 100 percent of it in circuit courts," she says. "I'm the most experienced, and I believe that makes me the most qualified candidate."
Kuhnke's endorsed by two Michigan Supreme Court justices, three Michigan Court of Appeals judges, and six other trial court judges. Her list of political supporters includes city council members Sabra Briere and Margie Teall and council candidates Jack Eaton and Sally Hart Petersen. She's also got backing from the business community, including real estate investor Dennis Dahlmann and Downtown Home & Garden owner Mark Hodesh.
Doug McClure was born in Chicago in 1962 and came to Washtenaw County in 1991 when he took a job with Conlin, McKenney & Philbrick. McClure says he's handled mostly environmental cases "but I've also done work for the public defender's office in Judge [Cedric] Simpson's court, and had criminal cases."