Alger County Prosecuting Attorney Karen A. Bahrman was appointed to the office in 2002 by the late Honorable Charles S.
Stark; she was elected in 2004 and has been re-elected every four years since.
She is a career prosecutor,
having previously served six years as an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in
Marquette County and twelve years as the Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in
Delta County, and has served on the board of directors of the Prosecuting
Attorney’s Association of Michigan from 2011 to 2016. She also writes occasional
columns for The Munising News on criminal law and procedure, links to which are
provided on this site.
Mrs. Bahrman’s husband David is
a fourth generation farmer and a district director for Farm Bureau; they have no
children but always have at least two German Shorthaired Pointers.
Mrs. Bahrman is best known for her
work in a murder case arising from a woman’s fall from a cliff at Pictured Rocks
and featured on Dateline NBC in 2008, but in the top photo she is
receiving a 2014 MADD award for her work in a vehicular homicide case.
The bottom photo reflects Mrs. Bahrman’s other passion, namely endurance riding. She competes at the 50 mile
distance, manages two such events herself and is partial to grey Arabian