Retiring Genesee County Judge On November Ballot

A Genesee County judge who is retiring after being accused of sexual harassment is currently on the November ballot.

Judge Joseph Farah is accused by former MSU law student and intern Grace Ketzner of inappropriate comments and actions while she worked for Farah, who filed a formal complaint with the university last September, as well as the state’s Judicial Tenure Commission. An investigation found Farah violated Title IX policies regarding harassment. The court had removed Farah from his in person docket after consulting with the State Court Administrative Office.

Farah submitted his letter of retirement to Governor Gretchen Whitmer, which will take effect November 9. However, Farah filed paperwork last March, befor the allegations were made, to run for re-election. If he wins the election, the state will need to appoint a judge to serve in that position until the next election in 2024.