LANSING, Mich. (WLUC) - Matt Wiese, Marquette County Prosecuting Attorney since 2012, was unanimously elected by his peers to be the President-Elect of the Board of Directors of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan (PAAM) on Saturday.
PAAM is comprised of a 14-member Board of Directors and the Attorney General who represent Michigan’s 83 county prosecuting attorney offices. He will serve a one-year term through August 2020, when he will then become the association’s president.
PAAM President Bill Vailliencourt stated, "Matt Wiese has long been a recognized leader in protecting public safety and victim rights,” said PAAM President Bill Vailliencourt. “His leadership in promoting a comprehensive and coordinated way for law enforcement and community response groups to support victims of domestic violence will result in positive change throughout the state. As President-Elect of PAAM, he will bring the same dedication he provides to Marquette County to prosecutors statewide.“
“I am humbled and honored to represent such a professional organization,” said Wiese. “As a UP prosecutor I look forward to working with my fellow prosecutors from around the state so we can collectively have a voice and impact on the criminal justice system.”
The Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan was established in 1928. The primary purposes of the association are to promote equal justice in enforcing the state's criminal laws and continuing the education of prosecuting attorneys and other law enforcement officials.