David Leyton

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Prosecuting Attorney for Genesee County, MI
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David Leyton is the Prosecuting Attorney for Genesee County, Michigan. On January 26, 2010, he announced his candidacy for the statewide office of attorney general, the seat being vacated by Mike Cox, who was barred by state term limit laws from running for a third consecutive term in office.[1] Leyton formally received the endorsement of the Michigan Democratic Party at their state convention on Friday, August 28, 2010.[2] However, a little over two months later, he lost in the general election on Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 to former judge Bill Schuette after receiving forty-three percent of the vote.


Brenda Simpson criticism

The mother of an eleven year-old little boy who was found dead in the Flint River eighteen days after he disappeared in April 1985 has come out against Leyton criticizing him for failing to prosecute the case. Brenda Simpson argued that, in spite of "witness statements and evidence from a new post-mortem exam that indicated he had been poisoned before he went in the river," the Genesee County prosecutor declined to file charges against the stepmother of the child in 2005 when he took up the case and refused to meet with Simpson to discuss his reasons for making this decision.[3] Two years later, the State Attorney General Mike Cox was able to file formal charges and receive convictions for the stepmother and her brother in the poisoning and drowning death of the child.

Other roles

  • Board of Directors/Legislative Committee member, Prosecuting Attorney's Association of Michigan
  • Board of Directors member, Child Advocacy Center
  • Board of Directors member, GISD Attendance Task Force
  • Board of Directors member, Genesee County Judicial Council
  • Board of Directors member, Fight Crime: Invest in Kids
  • Immediate Past President, Genesee County Bar Association



See also: Michigan Attorney General election, 2010
2010 Race for Attorney General - General Election[4]
Party Candidate Vote Percentage
     Republican Party Approveda Bill Schuette 52.3%
     Democratic Party David Leyton 43.5%
     Libertarian Party Daniel W. Grow 2.3%
     U.S. Taxpayers Gerald Van Sickle 1.9%
Total Votes 3,136,224


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2004 Race for Genesee County Prosecuting Attorney - General Election[7]
Candidates Percentage
Green check mark.jpg David Leyton (D) 67.2%
K.C. Baran (R) 32.6%
Write-In 0.2%
Total votes 202,039


Leyton currently resides in Flint, Michigan with his wife of twenty-nine years, Therese. The couple has had four children together.

Contact information


Campaign Address:
David Leyton for Attorney General
P.O. Box 320349
Flint, MI 48532

E-mail: dsleyton@aol.com

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