Brian L. Mackie is the Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney. A Democrat, he was elected to his first four-year term in November 1992, taking office on Jan. 1, 1993. His current term runs through 2016.
The prosecuting attorney's office is responsible for all felonies and misdemeanors charged under state law, as well as juvenile deliquency proceedings, terminations of parental rights for abuse and neglect of children and mental health commitments. The office's civil division establishes paternity and child support obligations, and a special unit is devoted to the prosecution of domestic violence and criminal sexual conduct.
Mackie is a member of the Michigan Prosecutors Association and has served as its president. He serves on the board of directors for Dawn Farm, which provides services for addicts and alcoholics seeking recovery.
Mackie is married to Joan Doughty, executive director of the Ann Arbor-based Community Action Network (CAN). The couple lives on Ann Arbor's northeast side. Mackie has two adult children, Jane and Sam, from a previous marriage.
Nov. 6, 2012: Wins sixth four-year term as Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney, with 123,238 votes (85.01%) compared to 21,036 votes (14.51%) for Republican challenger Justin Altman. Mackie had run unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Nov. 4, 2008: Wins fifth four-year term as Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney, with 133,145 votes. He runs unopposed in both the August Democratic primary and November general election.
Nov. 2, 2004: Wins fourth four-year term as Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney, with 101,520 votes (63.67%), compared to 57,402 votes (36%) for Republican challenger John Stanowski. Mackie had run unopposed in the August 2004 Democratic primary.
Nov. 7, 2000: Wins third four-year term as Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney, with 99,274 votes. He runs unopposed in both the August 2000 primary and November general election.
Nov. 5, 1996: Wins second four-year term as Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney, defeating Republican Kirk Tabbey. Mackie gets 73,241 votes (64.55%) compared to 40,221 votes (35.45%) for Tabbey. (The following year, in April 1997, Tabbey was appointed judge in the 14A District Court of Washtenaw County. The appointment was made by Republican Gov. John Engler.) Mackie had been unopposed in the August 1996 Democratic primary.
November 1992: Wins first four-year term as Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney, defeating Republican Lynwood Noah. Mackie gets 69,945 votes (59.28%) compared to 48,045 votes (40.72%) for Noah.
Aug. 4, 1992: Wins Democratic primary election for office of Washtenaw County prosecuting attorney. Gets 8,952 votes (63.96%) compared to 5,045 votes (36.04%) for opponent Terrence O'Hagan.
DATE? Private practice??
DATE? Earns law degree from Wayne State University.
DATE? Earns undergraduate degree from Eastern Michigan University.
In the news
Prosecutor will not press charges against officer who shot Ann Arbor resident – Michigan Daily, Jan. 30, 2015
County Prosecutor’s Race: Mackie, Altman – The Ann Arbor Chronicle, Oct. 16, 2012
Two cents' worth about 25-cent flap – Ann Arbor News (column by Judy McGovern), May 11, 2003
The prosecutor's long arms – MetroTimes, July 26, 2000
After Killing And Suicide, An 'if Only' – New York Times, Feb. 28, 1993
Archived Ann Arbor News articles (Ann Arbor District Library)