Partial List of Endorsements

Hon. Prentis Edwards Sr. (Retired)

I have known Gil since he was a young boy growing up in Royal Oak Township. As his family lived about a block down the street from my family, I had an excellent vantage point to observe his outstanding development. Gil has always stood out as a leader.

His leadership qualities have been displayed in his roles as Township Supervisor and Legal Counsel. He has also shown his leadership qualities as President of the Oakland County branch of the NAACP and as a member of various civic organizations dedicated to improving the community.

His knowledge of the law and passion for helping others has made him an outstanding lawyer. He has a knack for understanding complex legal issues and the tenacity and the dedication to protect his clients’ interest. He is a true professional who possesses the legal skills, knowledge and experience to handle the most difficult legal issues.

Hon. Prentis Edwards Sr. (Retired)

Georgia State Bar Swearing-In
Hon. Judge Thelma Wyatt Moore (ret) and the Hon. Kimberly Esmond Adams

I am writing this letter to recognizes Mr. McRipley contributions to my family. Mr. McRipley has shown so much integrity and hard work with his great efforts of representing the judicial system and fighting hard to protect our rights. I will always be grateful for all his best efforts. With all his hard work and dedication, I was vindicated. He fought hard for my family and I and we are able to move forward to a much happier place in life. I believe with his expertise, experience in the judicial system, and his hard eagerness to protect other peoples rights, I believe he will be a great asset to serve on the bench. Mr. Attorney McRipley has all my support in his candidacy for judge.


Melanie Jenkins NP-BC

Ferndale High/University of Michigan grads, Tom Staton and Gil “Rip” McRipley

Attorney G. Whitney McRipley greets former U of M basketball great, Tom Staton, Life Coach and Minister at Empowerment Church of Southfield and lifelong friend and supporter. “G. Whitney and I have shared successful life experiences from elementary school to college to fellow elected officers of the Township of Royal Oak. He has always demonstrated a passionate commitment to service and justice for this community. I wholeheartedly endorse him for the position of 45th District Judge.”

Tom Staton

Hon. Shelia Ann Gibson

Attorney McRipley has proven himself as an outstanding advocate for his clients and has zealously represented their interest. I believed he will bring this same work ethic to the bench and will be a welcomed addition.

Hon. Shelia Ann Gibson

Hon. Tim Hicks

“I’ve known Gil W. McRipley for 40 years. He has the heart and talent to be a superb judge.”

-Hon. Tim Hicks

Herbert Ivory – Retired principal Ferndale High School, currently serving as Chairman of SEOC (Southeast Oakland Coalition) A drug and alcohol prevention coalition

“It gives me a great deal of pleasure to support GW McRipley for Judge. I have known Gil for over 30 years and know personally of his strong work ethic and his continued support of the community and his superior work as an attorney for his clients. I support him without reservation, knowing that he will do an outstanding job in said position.”

-Herbert Ivory

Hon. Daniel O’Brien

“No substitute for experience. Attorney McRipley will make a great judge.”

-Hon. Daniel O’Brien

Hon. Craig Strong

Oak Park Education Foundation Golf Outing (Derek Thompson, Lily Thompson, Norbert Jones ad Gil “Rip” McRipley)

Dr. McRipley says, “Be safe and vote for my brother” 

-Dr. Clarence McRipley, Jr. (Brother)

“A vote for my brother Gil is a vote for wisdom and integrity, that’s what we need in this day and time.”

Mrs. Rosalind McRipley-Cobb (Sister)

Michigan Democratic Party Black Caucus

The Black Slate

The Fannie Lou Hamer PAC

Detroit Police Officers Association