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Caryn VanderHeuvel Magazine--10-2020

Caryn VanderHeuvel of Fort Gratiot, Michigan, is running for St. Clair County District Court Judge. Learn more about Caryn in this magazine that outlines the professional and personal experiences that make her the right candidate for the position.

Caryn VanderHeuvel of Fort Gratiot, Michigan, is running for St. Clair County District Court Judge. Learn more about Caryn in this magazine that outlines the professional and personal experiences that make her the right candidate for the position.

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The VanderHeuvel Family

John, Tessa, Caryn, Mark, Anna, Luke, and Sarah


Allow St. Clair County Residents

to Elect Their District Court Judge:

Vote for Caryn VanderHeuvel

Dear St. Clair County Resident:

In November, the voters of St. Clair County will have

the opportunity to elect a District Court judge of their

choosing. I am the right choice for our community. I will

bring common sense, compassion, and experience to

the District Court bench.

Since 2010, I have served as an Attorney Referee with

the St. Clair County Friend of Court, working with

thousands of families in our community. Many families

are struggling with issues such as substance abuse,

mental health concerns, domestic violence, and loss of

housing, while addressing custody and parenting time

matters. These issues are also commonly found in

District Court cases.

As a Referee, I have applied common sense and

compassion while making decisions that are in the

best interest of families, and our community. I am the

only candidate who will bring to the District Court 10

years of experience making impartial decisions for our

community.

Please make sure your voice is heard; put the right

candidate for St. Clair County on the 72nd District Court

bench.

Please vote for Caryn VanderHeuvel.

I would be humbled to have your support.

Sincerely,

Caryn VanderHeuvel

For the past 10 years,

I have made decisions

that are in the best

interest of families and

society, and that’s what

a judge does.

Becoming a District

Court judge is another

opportunity to use

that skill set.

Caryn VanderHeuvel

Candidate

72nd District Court Judge


Allow St. Clair County Residents

to Elect Their District Court Judge:

Who is Caryn VanderHeuvel?

Caryn VanderHeuvel has served

as an Attorney Referee at the St. Clair

County Friend of Court since 2010,

and has conducted in excess of 10,000

hearings. She previously worked as a

research attorney in the 31st Circuit

Court, where she worked on a number

of the largest cases in St. Clair County

history.

Married since 1991 to Mark, Caryn

is a wife and mother to five children.

She is the epitome of “common sense

with compassion.” She is pragmatic,

yet believes in treating people with

dignity and respect in the courtroom.

In the 72nd District Court, she will

ensure that justice is served while

respecting all who come before her.

In her free time, Caryn has dedicated

her life to her family and volunteering

for endeavors that are important to her

children.

A lifelong runner, she has

participated in numerous marathons,

half marathons and 5k fun runs, many

of which benefit nonprofits in our

community.

Personal Biography

• Born and raised in Port Huron

• Married to husband, Mark, for 29 years

• They are the parents of five children: John (25),

Sarah (23), Anna (20), Tessa (17) and Luke (14)

• Graduated from:

• Port Huron Northern in 1987

• University of Michigan in 1991

• University of Detroit Mercy Law School in 1997

Professional Experience

• St. Clair County Friend of Court: Attorney Referee

Provides citizens with the following services:

• Has conducted more than 10,000 hearings

with parties in divorce, custody, and child

support cases

• Makes recommendations to Family Court

judges regarding cases

• Appears before the Circuit Court on a weekly

basis to resolve disputed matters

• St. Clair County Circuit Court: Research Attorney

& Law Clerk

• Researched individual cases and case law/

precedent for all cases, both criminal and civil,

presented in the Circuit Court of the Hon. Peter

Deegan

• Prepared weekly dockets and drafted legal

opinions for entry by the court

• Private Practice Attorney: 1999 to 2005

• Elementary School Teacher: 1991 to 1995

Community Service

• United Way of St. Clair County Board Member

• St. Clair County Bar Association: Former Board

Member

• AYSO Coach, Girl Scouts Troop Leader, and PTA

Officer, Board Member/Volunteer

• Parish member and former CCD instructor at St.

Mary’s Church, Port Huron


Why District Court?

Caryn VanderHeuvel is the Best Candidate

for 72nd District Court Judge

For the past 10 years, Caryn VanderHeuvel has worked in

the quasi-judicial position of Attorney Referee with the St.

Clair County Friend of Court.

Common issues in her hearings, including substance

abuse, domestic violence and housing issues, are the

same issues that are addressed in District Court.

Some of the county’s most vulnerable residents are

involved with several different facets of the court system,

and they deserve to have a person on the bench who can

listen to the facts and apply the law in a straight-forward

and compassionate manner.

A District Court judge should exercise common sense

and problem-solving skills to make a positive difference in

the lives of participants and the community.

Caryn VanderHeuvel is that person.


www.CarynVanderHeuvel.com

Paid for by the Committee to Elect Caryn VanderHeuvel District Judge

Committee to Elect Caryn VanderHeuvel District Judge

2425 Military Street, Building 3

Port Huron MI 48060

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