Missouri Gov. Nixon to work as lawyer after term ends
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will work as a private attorney at a suburban St. Louis law firm when his term ends in January.
Nixon spokesman Scott Holste confirmed on Friday that the outgoing governor will work for the Dowd Bennett firm in Clayton.
Nixon's new job first was reported by Missouri Lawyers Weekly.
The Democratic governor was barred by term limits from seeking re-election this year and will be succeeded Jan. 9 by Republican Gov.-elect Eric Greitens.
Nixon received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia.
He practiced law in DeSoto before being elected in 1986 to the Missouri Senate and has been in public office since then. He served 16 years as attorney general before winning election as governor in 2008.
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