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Content date: 03/11/2010

6th Circuit Commission announces nominees to fill Witt vacancy in Platte County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 11, 2010

Contact person: Thomas H. Newton, Chief Judge
Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District
1300 Oak Street
Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 889-3629



The Sixth Circuit Judicial Commission interviewed all applicants today and nominated a panel of three persons to Governor Jeremiah W. (Jay) Nixon to fill the position of associate circuit judge of the Sixth Circuit (Platte County), created by the appointment of Judge Gary D. Witt to the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District. Governor Nixon will make the appointment from the panel of nominees within sixty days.

The nominees are Dennis C. Eckold, Thomas C. Fincham and Roseann Ketchmark.

Dennis Eckold is in the private practice of law at the firm of Dennis C. Eckold & Assoc., L.L.C. in Kansas City, Missouri;

Thomas Fincham is in the private practice of law at the firm of Fincham & Salmon in Kansas City, Missouri. He is also a part-time municipal court judge.

Roseann Ketchmark is an Executive Assistant United States Attorney, Western District of Missouri.

The Judicial Commission, chaired by Chief Judge Thomas H. Newton of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, is composed of attorneys Scott L. Campbell and James D. Boggs, and lay members Judy Stokes and David B. Barth.

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