The two were the top vote getters in the primary election last week which saw six candidates vying for voters' approval. Martin received a total of 4,213 votes, or 27.4 percent of the votes cast while Taylor received 3,800 or 24.7 percent of the votes. The 34th District Court in Romulus handles cases from Belleville, Romulus, Sumpter and Van Buren and candidates were on the primary ballots in those communities.
Candidates for election to the judicial position at the 34th District District Court will be on the ballot in Belleville, Romulus, Sumpter and Van Buren Tuesday. The names of the top two vote getters will then appear on the Nov. 3 General Election ballot.
Incumbent David M. Parrott received the third highest total votes with 3,430 or 22.3 percent while Robert P. courts received 2,150 or 14 percent of the votes while John R. Day garnered a total of 1,767 or 11.5 percent of votes cast, according to reports from the Wayne County elections Office.
Martin, 46, has been a resident of Van Buren Township for 13 years. She earned her bachelor's degree form Harvard University and he law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She was appointed as an attorney magistrate at the 34th District Court in May of 2018 where she served until February of this year. This is her second bid for election to the judicial bench.
Taylor, 39, is a resident of Romulus and has been a resident of the court jurisdiction her entire life. She is the manager of Taylor Law Firm and adjunct professor at University of Detroit Mercy Law School.
She earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Detroit School of Law, a bachelor of arts degree in psychology from Michigan State University and a master of business administration from Eastern Michigan University.