The Livingston County prosecutor will be looking for a new job after voters overwhelmingly rejected his bid for re-election on Tuesday.
William Vailliencourt lost to former judge David Reader by a margin of more than 2 to 1 in the Republican primary. Reader had 23,947 votes (69%) to Vailliencourt’s 10,592 (31%).
Vailliencourt isn’t just the Livingston County prosecutor. He’s also currently the head of the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan – a group that represents prosecutors across the state.
Reader actually gave up his judgeship to run against the incumbent. In a statement announcing his bid for the prosecutor’s office, he said the office had “lost its way.”
“From turning a blind eye to the powerful and connected, to continuing senseless prosecutions despite exculpatory evidence because of a win-at-all-costs attitude, justice has become lost to the
current Prosecutor,” Reader said in a press release.
Reader now faces Ragan Lake in the November election.