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Meet Michigan Supreme Court candidate Katherine Mary Nepton

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Katherine Mary Nepton is an attorney in Lansing. Voters will elect two justices. There are seven candidates on the ballot.

Michigan voters will elect two justices to the state Supreme Court in November. Katherine Mary Nepton is one of the seven candidates.

Candidate: Katherine Mary Nepton

Current position: Attorney in private practice

Nominated by: Libertarian Party* 

*All judicial candidates in Michigan are listed as nonpartisan on the ballot.

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Katherine Mary Nepton is an attorney in private practice, who focuses on estate and Medicaid planning, Social Security, trusts, wills and powers of attorney, according to her profile on LinkedIn.

Michigan Radio made multiple attempts to contact Nepton to schedule an interview, but did not get a response.  

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All of the current Michigan Supreme Court justices are white, and Nepton is the only person of color in the field of seven candidates. On her campaign website, she describes herself as "a member of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh Band, more commonly known as Montagnais."

Nepton is the first Indigenous candidate for state Supreme Court, according to the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.

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Doug Tribou joined the Michigan Public staff as the host of Morning Edition in 2016. Doug first moved to Michigan in 2015 when he was awarded a Knight-Wallace journalism fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
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