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Peters, Stabenow Announce Confirmation of Judge F. Kay Behm

U.S. Senate Votes to Confirm Judge F. Kay Behm as U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan

WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow announced the U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of Judge F. Kay Behm to be the U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Michigan.

On July 27, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing considering her nomination. A video of the hearing can be found here. A  video of Senator Peters’ remarks can be found here, and a video of Senator Stabenow’s remarks can be found here.

“Judge Behm is a highly-qualified jurist whose extensive legal experience and dedication to public service will serve our state and nation well,” said Senator Peters. “I have every confidence in her abilities and am pleased we confirmed her to serve as the next federal judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. I was proud to support her nomination and look forward to seeing her serve on the federal bench.”

“Judge Behm has been a thoughtful public servant for Genesee County at the 7th Circuit Court. I have no doubt that she will continue to serve the people of Michigan well on the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan. Judge Behm represents the best of Michigan, and I am confident she is ready and prepared to serve the people of Michigan on the federal bench. Her confirmation is great news for Michigan,” said Senator Stabenow.

On June 29, President Biden nominated Judge Behm to serve as U.S. District Court judges for the Eastern District. Judge Frances Kay Behm has served as a judge for the Genesee County Circuit and Probate Courts since 2009. Judge Behm was previously a solo practitioner from 2008 to 2009. From 1997 to 2008, Judge Behm was an associate at Winegarden, Haley, Lindholm, & Robertson in Flint, Michigan and an associate at Braun Kendrick Finbeiner in Saginaw, Michigan from 1994 to 1997. Judge Behm received her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1994 and her B.A., summa cum laude, from Albion College in 1991.