Travis Partney appointed to fill judge vacancy

(Hillsboro) Missouri Governor Mike Parson has appointed current Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office First Assistant, Travis Partney, to fill the position of 23rd Judicial Circuit Court Judge in Division 3 for the remainder of 2022. This appointment comes in the midst of former judge Diana Bartles resigning from the position on October 25th. Partney says he’s ready for it.

Partney defeated Bartles in the August Primary election to become the Division 3 Judge. He says he still has some work to do with the prosecutor’s Office before the end of the year.

Partney says if there was a good time to attempt to handle both positions, it is now as things tend to become slower.

Partney is unopposed in Tuesday’s general election for Judge in Division 3 and will be sworn in for the full term in 2023.