Five Republicans seeking to become next circuit court judge

    If you want a say in who will be the next judge in Missouri’s 42nd Judicial Circuit, which includes Crawford, Dent, Iron, Reynolds, and Wayne counties, then you’ll have to take a Republican ballot in the August 4 primary election. There are five Republicans seeking to take the Division 2 judge’s seat after Judge Kelly Parker decided not to run for another term, but no Democrat will be on the November ballot, meaning Tuesday’s winner will be the next circuit court judge.