Nixon appoints Judge Garrett to higher post

Updated: 2013-10-08T19:50:26Z

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has elevated an Associate Circuit Judge Kenneth Garrett III to a full circuit judgeship in Jackson County.

Garrett will replace Circuit Judge Michael Manners, who resigned Aug. 1 to return to private legal practice.

Garrett, of Kansas City, has been an associate circuit judge for 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.

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