16th circuit commission announces nominees for Gillis associate circuit judge vacancy in Jackson County, Missouri

KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) The Sixteenth Circuit Judicial Commission has met and selected a panel of three nominees for the associate circuit judge vacancy in Division 27 of the Jackson County circuit court, created by the December 31, 2019, retirement of Judge Gregory B. Gills. The nominees are:

  • Sarah A. Castle (received five votes in support) – assistant prosecuting attorney for the Jackson County prosecuting attorney’s office in Kansas City.
  • P. Benjamin Cox (received five votes in support) – assistant prosecuting attorney for the Jackson County prosecuting attorney’s office in Kansas City.
  • Patricia M. “Tricia” Scaglia (received four votes in support) – attorney/owner in private practice with Scaglia Law Firm LLC in Independence.

The commission has submitted the panel to Governor Michael L. Parson, who will have 60 days to appoint one of the nominees as associate circuit judge for Division 27.

The commission is chaired by Chief Judge Karen King Mitchell of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, and is composed of attorneys Phyllis Norman and Kirk R. Presley, and lay members Connie Cierpiot and Damon Daniel.

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