2014 : Richard Bernstein, First Blind Person to Run for Statewide Office, Wins Seat on Michigan Supreme Court

November 4, 2020 all-day
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History was made Tuesday night when 39-year-old Richard Bernstein won a spot on Michigan’s Supreme Court.

Bernstein’s victory was significant because the Bloomfield Hills native has been classified as legally blind since birth.

He is reportedly the first blind person to run for statewide office in Michigan, according to MichiganBar.org

For the full article, see Eric Lacy, “Blind marathon-running lawyer, a Detroit native, makes history with Michigan Supreme Court win”, MLive, November 5, 2014.

For more information see Richard H. Bernstein wikipedia entry

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