The race for Ingham Prosecutor: candidate Patrick O’Keefe

May 24, 2016

Our series of conversations with candidates for Ingham County Prosecutor continues with Democrat Patrick O’Keefe. He’s a Democrat who has been endorsed by former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley.


In November, Ingham County voters will choose a new prosecutor. Long-time prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III is facing criminal charges and has resigned effective in July. Former state Senator Gretchen Whitmer has been appointed interim prosecutor from July through the end of the year. She is not running for the full term that will begin in January.

There are six candidates for the job, and we’re inviting them all to appear on Current State. We’ve already heard from Republican Billie Jo O’Berry and Democrat Brian Jackson.

Today, we talk with another Democrat in the race, Patrick O’Keefe, an attorney in private practice with a background that includes both defense and prosecution.