Garrett Appointed as Judge in Jackson County
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has elevated an associate circuit judge to a full circuit judgeship in Jackson County.
Nixon said Friday that he appointed Kenneth Garrett III to replace Circuit Judge Michael Manners, who resigned Aug. 1 to return to private legal practice.
Garrett, of Kansas City, served an associate circuit judge in the 16th Judicial Circuit for the past three years. He previously spent six years as an assistant Jackson County prosecutor and also has worked as an assistant attorney general representing state agencies.