Columbia lawyer appointed as new circuit judge

11 months 5 days 2 hours ago April 22, 2016 Apr 22, 2016 Friday, April 22 2016 Friday, April 22, 2016 11:24:00 AM CDT in News
By: Zachary Reger, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Jay Nixon appointed a new circuit judge for Boone and Callaway counties on Friday.

Jeff Harris, a Columbia resident, will succeed Gary Oxenhandler as Circuit Judge for the 13th Judicial Circuit.

Harris has a long history in both law and public service. He has worked for law firms in Kansas City and, more recently, Columbia. Harris served as a state representative from 2003 to 2009. Since 2009, he has served as the governor's policy director. 

Harris holds a bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt University and a juris doctorate from Cornell Law School.

 

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