31st circuit commission announces nominees for Imhof associate circuit judge vacancy in Greene County

6 July 2017
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – The 31st Circuit Judicial Commission conducted one day of public hearings, interviewed 16 applicants and selected a panel of three nominees for the associate circuit judge vacancy in Greene County created by the retirement of Judge Dan W. Imhof. The nominees are:

Jerry Harmison, a private practitioner at Harmison & Pearman PC in Springfield.

Todd Myers, chief assistant prosecuting attorney, Greene County.

Todd Thornhill, Chief Judge of the Springfield municipal division.

The commission believes these three candidates, chosen from a field of extremely qualified individuals, possess those qualities essential to the fair and efficient administration of justice. The commission is confident all of these individuals are capable of serving well and honorably if selected by the governor. Pursuant to Supreme Court of Missouri Rule 10.20, the commission notes the final votes received by each nominee were: Thornhill received five votes, Myers received four votes and Harmison received three votes.

The commission has submitted the panel to Governor Eric Greitens, who will have 60 days to appoint one of the nominees as associate circuit judge.

The commission is chaired by Judge Nancy Steffen Rahmeyer, chief judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District, and is composed of attorneys Andrew Bennett and Steve Garner and lay members Steven Stepp and Joann Hosmer.
Note: The governor on September 1, 2017, appointed Jerry Harmison to fill this vacancy.

Contact: Sandra L. Skinner, clerk of court
Missouri Court of Appeals, Southern District
(417) 895-6811