Obama nominates new Missouri federal judge
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - A new judge has been nominated for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri.
President Barack Obama on Thursday nominated Roseann A. Ketchmark for the position, which must also be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
Obama has been pushing to fill judicial seats while Democrats still have control of the chamber.
Ketchmark has served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Western District of Missouri for 13 years. She has worked as a first assistant prosecutor in Platte County and began her career as an assistant prosecutor in Jackson County.
She earned her law degree at the University of Kansas School of Law and her undergraduate degree at the University of Oklahoma.