Thompson announces candidacy for Osceola County prosecutor

OSCEOLA COUNTY – Reed City attorney Tyler Thompson announced Tuesday his candidacy for the office of Osceola County prosecutor.

“I have the experience and leadership qualities necessary to effectively run the prosecutor’s office,” Thompson said. “I pledge to honor the Constitution, enforce the laws of the State of Michigan, and defend our community values by vigorously prosecuting crime within Osceola County.”

Thompson highlighted his desire to establish positive working relationships between local law enforcement officers and the prosecutor’s office if elected.

“If the prosecutor and the law enforcement work hand in hand, they will be able to better communicate with each other and thus better enforce the laws. That communication is something that I have worked very hard on in my role as both a defense attorney and a (prosecuting attorney).”

Thompson, 29, has been a Reed City resident all his life. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hope College and Law School at Michigan State University College of Law. He has held internships at various law firms and currently is an attorney with the firm of McCurdy, Wotila and Porteous where he has worked since 2007. Thompson has prosecuted crime in both Osceola and Wexford Counties and has served as lead prosecutor for the City of Reed City and the City of Cadillac.

“After law school I came back to the area because I believe Osceola County is a wonderful place to live,” Thompson said. “It’s a great community and I believe that as prosecutor I can effectively help make it a better place to live. I will do that by working hand in hand with law enforcement to make our community safe.”

Thompson currently serves as president of the Reed City Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Reed City Rotary Club. Additionally, Thompson is a member of the Mecosta-Osceola Bar Association, is on the Asset Development Committee of the Osceola County Community Foundation and serves in leadership positions within the Reed City United Methodist Church.

“As members of rotary our motto is “Service Above Self” and I think that I’ve really embodied that,” Thompson said.

Thompson said he has been both humbled and honored by the support he has received as he has discussed his plans to run for office with community members.

For more information on Thompson’s campaign, visit tylerthompsonforprosecutor.com.