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Jenna Nelson named next Marquette County Prosecutor

Marquette County Prosecutor's Office

MARQUETTE, MI— Marquette County’s next chief prosecutor has been appointed by the 25th Circuit Court.

Jenna Nelson is currently the chief assistant prosecutor. A prosecuting attorney is the chief law enforcement officer for Marquette County, responsible for seeking justice by prosecuting violations of Michigan laws.

Nelson graduated from Negaunee High School in 2002 and earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Northern Michigan University in 2006. She was awarded her Juris Doctor from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2012.

Nelson worked as an attorney in private practice in western lower Michigan from 2012 until 2016. She joined the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office in 2016.

Nelson will assume office on November 27 upon the resignation of current prosecutor Matt Wiese, who was recently appointed a judge of the 25th Circuit Court. She'll be the first woman to hold the position.

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.