Governor Greitens Appoints Thomas Reedy as Member of the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission

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November 30, 2017

Governor Eric Greitens has appointed Thomas K. Reedy, of Webster Groves, to serve as a lay member on the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission.  He will replace Christine Bertelson, who resigned earlier this year. 

Mr. Reedy is the Senior Vice President and Principal of the Charles L. Crane Agency, one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the country.  He is a member of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents and previously served as President and Trustee for the Webster Groves Public Library Board.  Pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 10.05, Governor Greitens has appointed Mr. Reedy to the commission for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends on December 31, 2018. 

The 21st Circuit Judicial Commission helps fill judicial vacancies in St. Louis County by interviewing and sending a panel of three judge candidates to the Governor.  The Governor ultimately appoints one member of the panel to serve as judge.  Under the Missouri Constitution, the Governor has the power to appoint two non-lawyers to each judicial commission upon the expiration of the preceding member’s term or resignation.