Allen Telgenhof was re-elected as Charlevoix County Prosecuting Attorney to serve a third four-year term. Telgenhof, a Republican, ran unopposed for the second consecutive election.
“I want to thank the residents of Charlevoix County for the confidence they have shown in me and in my staff,” Telgenhof said. “I love my job and it is a true honor to work with Charlevoix County law enforcement and to represent the citizens of this county.”
According to Charlevoix County records, Telgenhof was the first person elected to three terms as prosecuting attorney in Charlevoix County since Harvey Varnum in 1972. Varnum was the county’s longest serving prosecuting attorney, service from 1957 to 1975.
Telgenhof has served as prosecuting attorney since 2013, after working as an attorney in private practice since 1989, and in Charlevoix since 1994.
Prior to his election as prosecuting attorney, Telgenhof served on the Charlevoix School Board of Education for eight years, six as president, as well as on the City of Charlevoix Planning Commission, Charlevoix Schools Foundation Board, Charlevoix Schools Steering Committee, Charlevoix Little League Board, Clio Area Board of Education, Clio Area Educational Foundation and as an adjunct professor at North Central Michigan College.
Telgenhof also serves on the Board of Directors for the Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan.