Lansing — A lawyer who works for the Michigan House of Representatives has been appointed to the state appeals court.

Gov. Rick Snyder says he’s picked Brock Swartzle to fill a vacancy on the court. Judge Donald Owens is resigning at the end of the year.

Swartzle is chief of staff and general counsel for the state House. He also was a lawyer in private practice and served as a clerk to two federal judges. He’s a graduate of the University of Michigan and George Mason University law school.

Swartzle must run in the 2018 election if he wants to keep the job.

Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Read or Share this story: