(LANSING, MI.)- – Gov. Rick Snyder today announced the appointment of Julie LaCost to the 95-B District Court in Dickinson County. “Through her successful career in private practice in Michigan and Wisconsin, Julie has demonstrated a work ethic and commitment to community service that will serve her well as a district judge,” Snyder said. “I wish her well in this important new role.” LaCost is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, State Bar of Wisconsin, and the Dickinson-Iron County Bar Association. She has been active in the community through the Iron Mountain-Kingsford Zonta Club, United Way of Dickinson County, Dickinson Area Community Foundation, Salvation Army, and the Dickinson Area Partnership. LaCost completed her undergraduate studies from the University of Michigan in 1984 and earned her law degree from Thomas Cooley Law School in 1988. LaCost will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Christopher Ninomiya. She must seek election in November 2018 for a full term.