(Hillsboro) The Jefferson County Council has appointed a new county Municipal Courts Judge going forward. Jelesia “Jasha” F. McQueen Kuenzel was confirmed by the council earlier this week. She and her husband operate their own law firm McQueen Kuenzel LLC in St. Louis. Jefferson County Executive Dennis Gannon says it feels good to get this appointment taken care of to find a replacement for Judge Juli Hand.
McQueen Kuenzel will be officially sworn in within the next few days. Since Judge Juli Hand was appointed as Associate Circuit Judge for the 23rd Judicial Curcuit in Division 11, temporary judges Forrest Wegge and Brian Hammond filled the position on a temporary basis.