ESCANABA – Trent Stupak says public service has been a tradition in his family. He is the nephew of former Congressman Bart Stupak and the grandson of Frank Stupak who served on the Delta County Board of Commissioners in the 1960s.
Trent is now running for office. He is one of three running for Delta County District Judge.
He says being a lawyer for 12 years with his father has helped him learn how to make decisions, an important trait, he says, for a judge.
“Public service is important because I think It’s a role that someone can be place in that can help people in difficult matters in very important decisions,” said Stupak. “A judge may have to make decisions that may not just affect one person or one client. It may affect a lot of clients because you set precedence so I think public service is important in that regard is that you can affect a lot of people with a decision, maybe not just a group of people or one person.”
Stupak says the other trait that judges need is patience.
The race in Delta County is the only contested judge race in the U.P. Judge Glenn Pearson is not running for re-election.