Julia Donovan Darlow
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Education and career
Darlow’s many involvements have included serving as:
- The first woman president of the State Bar of Michigan, 1986–1987;
- Michigan Chair of the American Bar Foundation Fellows, 1991–1996;
- Chair of the Michigan Supreme Court Task Force on Gender Issues in the Courts; and
- President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan.
Darlow has served on a number of boards of directors and boards of trustees, including the boards of Hutzel Women’s Hospital in Detroit, Marygrove College, and the Michigan Opera Theatre.
Election as University of Michigan Regent
In 2006 Darlow was one of four candidates who sought one of the two Democratic nominations for the University of Michigan Board of Regents, whose members are elected by Michigan voters to eight-year terms. Incumbent Regent Kathy White; Denise Illitch, daughter of Little Caesars owner Mike Ilitch; and Democratic activist Casandra Ulbrich. White and Darlow won the Democratic nominations for U-M Regent at the August 2006 Michigan Democratic Party Convention.
Darlow was elected to the U-M Board in the November 7, 2006, election, finishing in second place with 1,633,250 votes. Darlow was sworn in as a Regent on January 1, 2007.
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