3 Finalists named for Mo. Court of Appeals - KMOV.com

3 Finalists named for Mo. Court of Appeals

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A trial judge and a state utilities regulator are among the three finalists for a seat on the Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District. 

The vacancy was created by the appointment of Judge Nannette Baker as a federal magistrate. 

A special nominating commission interviewed 20 applicants and announced the three finalists Thursday.  

They are Hannibal resident Robert Clayton III, who serves on the Missouri Public Service Commission; St. Louis County Circuit Judge Michael Burton; and Patricia Hageman, the city counselor for St. Louis.  

The slate of nominees now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon, who has 60 days to make the appointment. 

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