Munising native Steinhoff steps in as prosecuting attorney

MUNISING — Robert Steinhoff has been appointed the new prosecuting attorney in Alger County.

Former Alger County Prosecuting Attorney Karen Bahrman has retired and Steinhoff stepped in on April 1.

“It’s been very smooth,” Steinhoff said. “I’m blessed with a very experienced staff here in the Alger County Prosecutor’s Office. We have many years of experience behind us and it’s made the transition extremely comfortable.”

Steinhoff is coming from his own law practice in southern Michigan. Prior to his practice, he held the position of deputy court administrator for Cass County.

While Steinhoff has lived in the Lower Peninsula for the last five years, he was born and raised in Munising. He’s most looking forward to “representing the citizens and giving back to the community that brought (him) up,” he said.

Early in his new role as county prosecutor, Steinhoff must deal with the case of Jason Sadowski, who was arrested and arraigned for the crime of open murder on June 7.

Steinhoff said the defendant will receive a fair trial in accordance with his constitutional due process rights, he said.

“As is customary in these situations, I have enlisted the assistance of the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office for trial preparation as well as the day-to-day operation of my office during these proceedings,” Steinhoff said in an email. “I am confident that we will achieve justice for our community and the family and friends of the deceased.”

Steinhoff is excited to fulfill the role of prosecuting attorney in Alger County.

“It is a privilege to serve the community that raised me,” Steinhoff said. “With a community-minded approach, I aim to build a safe and peaceful environment for our citizens to live and grow.”

Trinity Carey can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 243. Her email address is photos@miningjournal.net.