Interviews set Dec. 15
ight persons have applied for the opportunity to fill the Platte County Circuit Court judge position that will be open when Judge James Van Amburg retires at the end of this month.
Four of the applicants are women, four are men. There are no minority applicants. Two applicants work in the private sector, six work in the public sector. Average age of the applicants is 47.
They are applying to fill the circuit judge vacancy in Division II of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
The applicants are:
Megan B. Benton
Chad E. Blomberg
W. Ann Hansbrough
Kristin E. Kandt
Bradley K. Kavanaugh
Myles A. Perry
Abe Q. Shafer
Maria M. Theoharidis
The Sixth Circuit Judicial Commissio will meet to interview applicants starting at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Interviews will take place at the Platte County Courthouse, 415 3rd Street, Platte City, Missouri. Applicants will be interviewed in person. The public may attend the interviews, but due to COVID-19 restrictions, members of the public will be required to satisfy building entry and occupancy protocols as a condition of attending, including response to screening questions, wearing a face covering at all times, social distancing, and gathering limits.
Immediately after the interviews conclude, the commission will meet to select the names of three applicants to send to the governor. Thereafter, Gov. Mike Parson will have 60 days to appoint one of the three nominees as judge in Division II of the Sixth Judicial Circuit.
Members of the commission are Cynthia L. Martin, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District; attorneys Mark Ferguson and Jared Welch; and lay members Julie Elliott and Carla Killen.