Government & Politics

Obama picks KC prosecutor for federal bench in Missouri

President Barack Obama has nominated prosecutor Roseann Ketchmark to become a federal judge for the Western District of Missouri.

Ketchmark began her career as a Jackson County prosecutor after graduating from the University of Kansas law school. She now works as a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s office in western Missouri.

The White House announced Ketchmark’s nomination Thursday, as well as two other judicial choices.

“These individuals have had distinguished legal careers and I am honored to ask them to serve as judges on the federal bench,” Obama said in a statement.

The nomination requires Senate confirmation.

Dave Helling, The Star