David Leyton

Character. Trust. Experience


David Leyton

David Leyton was first elected Genesee County Prosecutor in 2004. He was re-elected without opposition to his second term in 2008, third term in 2012, and fourth term in 2016.  As Prosecutor, he is the chief law enforcement officer in Genesee County.


On Friday nights in the late summer and fall, you can find David on the football field as a Michigan High School Athletic Association official.


David and his wife, Therese, a health educator and columnist, reside in Flint Township. They have four children: Aimee (married to Alan Speck), Andrew, Erica, and Adam (married to Denise). They also have two granddaughters and a grandson.




  • Not afraid to make the tough decisions.

  • Devoted to safeguarding our community…protecting our loved ones.

  • Innovative focus on ridding Genesee County of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation

  • GHOST Task Force (Article Link)

  • Determined defense of the elderly and vulnerable adults from abuse/exploitation.​

  • Dedicated to fighting Domestic Violence and Abuse​

  • Courage of Compassion to dispense justice in the form of a second chance, a pathway to a productive life instead of prison.

Making the tough decisions, to keep our community safe.





Prior to being elected Prosecutor, David served 12 years on the Flint Township Board of Trustees, serving first as trustee and later as clerk.  Mr. Leyton is the Past President of the Prosecuting Attorney Association of Michigan. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Weiss Advocacy Center. He is also a past President of the Genesee County Bar Association



We must work together, eliminating bias of any kind from our Justice System.