ALPENA, Mich.— Prosecutor Ed Black has been appointed judge of the 26th Circuit Court of Alpena County. This coming November, Black has the option to run for the six year term as judge for the 26th Circuit, which means his former position as prosecutor for Alpena County is up for grabs.
Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Cynthia Muszynski is the first candidate to apply for the open seat. The Alpena native has served ten years at the prosecutor’s office with a focus on sexual assault cases.
Muszynski has worked closely with the Children’s Advocacy Center and the 88th District Drug Court for nonviolent drug offenders. The wife and mother of two plans to continue to build relationships within the community and to expand local programs provided to residents.