January 2, 2013
Gov. Nixon appoints former Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney as new Associate Circuit Judge
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed former Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth G. Clayton, of Rolla, as the new Associate Circuit Judge for Phelps County. The position became available upon the election of the Honorable Bill Hickle as Circuit Judge.
Clayton served two full terms as the Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney from 1999 to 2006. He currently is a partner in the Rolla law firm of Clayton and Anderson and also has served as the acting Prosecuting Attorney for Pulaski County since May 2012. Before becoming Prosecuting Attorney, he was an assistant public defender. Clayton is a graduate of the University of Tulsa School of Law and of Northeast Missouri (now Truman) State University in Kirksville.
"Ken Clayton has a great deal of experience in criminal and civil law, as both prosecutor and in private practice," Gov. Nixon said. "I am pleased to appoint him to serve the people of Phelps County as their new Associate Circuit Judge."