16th circuit commission releases demographic, interviewee, meeting information for Powell and Schieber circuit judge vacancies in Jackson County

1 June 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 10.28(d), the Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Commission announces the following demographic information relating to applicants for the vacancies on the Jackson County Circuit Court created by the appointment of the Honorable W. Brent Powell to the Supreme Court of Missouri and the retirement of the Honorable Robert M. Schieber.

There are 22 applicants for the vacancies. Eight of the applicants are women, and 14 are men. There are four minority applicants. Thirteen applicants work in the private sector; nine work in the public sector. The average age of the applicants is 47 years.

Also pursuant to Rule 10.28(d), the commission announces it will interview all 22 applicants:

 Cory L. Atkins
 Ardie A. Bland
 Bert S. Braud
   Randell G. Collins
 Bryan O. Covinsky
   P. Benjamin Cox
 Jo Leigh Fischer    Michael J. Hunt
 Justin J. Kalwei
   Marilyn B. Keller
 Scottie S. Kleypas
   Elizabeth S. (Betsy) Lynch
 Jalilah Otto    Martina L. Peterson
 Janette K. Rodecap    Kyndra James Stockdale
 Frederick G. Thompson IV    Christopher B. Turney
 Eric E. Vernon    Brian D. Webb
 R. Travis Willingham    George E. Wolf

The commission will meet to interview the applicants on Monday, June 19, 2017, in the courtroom of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, 1300 Oak Street, beginning at 8:30 a.m., and concluding at approximately 4 p.m. The public may attend and observe the interviews.  Immediately after the interviews, the commission will meet to select the names of three applicants to send to the governor.  After Governor Greitens has made his selection from the Division 11 panel submitted to him, the commission will reconvene without any further interviews to select a panel of three names to submit to Governor Greitens to fill the Division 15 vacancy.


Contact: Terence Lord, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
(816) 889-3600