April 1, 2020
STATE SENATOR PETER J. LUCIDO FILES FOR MACOMB COUNTY PROSECUTOR
Dear Macomb County Friends,
In the event we’ve never had the pleasure to personally meet, I’d like to ask a minute of your time to introduce myself. I am your Macomb County neighbor, State Senator Peter J. Lucido. I appreciate your reading the important news I have to share.
After careful consideration, I decided that Macomb County is calling me back from Lansing to serve the county in the county. I recently filed paperwork to be a candidate for Macomb County Prosecutor. Without knowing it, I have been preparing for my entire life to serve in this capacity. As a life-long resident of Macomb, a small business owner, a successful attorney, and now as an effective state legislator, I have the qualifications to represent the county as Prosecutor.
I was born and raised in Macomb County. I grew up in St. Clair Shores, where my father was the original “Green Grocer.” He later co-founded Lucido’s Insurance Agency. As I grew up, through years of education, college, graduate school and law school, I kept my home in Macomb County. When I opened my own law practice, there was no question about where it would be – Macomb County. I practiced law for over 25 years, representing county residents, their families, and businesses both large and small. As the owner of a law firm, I also created jobs that employed residents. My first employee was a military veteran, who still works for the law firm today! Believing Macomb County has a lot to offer and deserved a stronger voice, I founded Macomb Now magazine, which features our county’s great people and businesses. Since 2015, I have represented Macomb County in the state Legislature – as both a representative and a senator.
As a state legislator, I made positive changes for the County. I received recognition as an extremely effective legislator from many individuals and organizations. My most recent honor is “2019 Senator of the Year” from the Michigan Information and Research Service. This was, in part, based on my legislative accomplishments. Among the many successes I personally brought to Michigan through my bills are the following: Michigan criminal justice reform including Civil Asset Forfeiture reform, strict and tough penalties for child abusers, raising the age of sentencing standards for minors, protecting the rights of the elderly and insuring they can visit with their loved ones, tough penalties for “porch pirates,” and reforms to address cyber-bullying. My legal and legislative history has always put families first, protected the rights of the citizens while maintaining a safe environment, and provided the citizens of Macomb County needed services and assistance in a fiscally responsible way.
I was very disappointed by the recent news of alleged serious misconduct within the current prosecutor’s office. In the past few years, our county has been the victim of corruption by the people elected and entrusted to govern. The recent charges were the final factor in my decision to run for County Prosecutor. Macomb County deserves a squeaky-clean prosecutor’s office. As Prosecutor, I will return the office to standards befitting the office. I will never stop fighting corruption. I will never stop fighting lawlessness. I will never stop fighting for the rights of the people. I will never stop being a zealous advocate for the citizens of Macomb County.
I pride myself on transparency. If you have any questions or want to speak with me about this decision, feel free to contact me.
Peter J. Lucido
Candidate for Macomb County Prosecutor