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Senator Goodman announces candidacy for 39th Circuit

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February 29, 2012

Missouri: On Wednesday, February 29, 2012, Senator Jack Goodman announced his candidacy for presiding judge of Missouri's 39th Judicial Circuit. He plans to fill the seat currently held by Judge Robert Wiley, who will retire later this year.[1]

Goodman is an outgoing Missouri State Senator who served on the senate since 2005 and currently serves as chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary & Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence. Due to term limits he is unable to seek re-election to the senate in 2012. He is instead seeking a position as circuit judge presiding over Stone County, Barry County and Lawrence Counties.[1]

Senator Goodman is a graduate of Pierce City High School. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and his Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law.[1]

"Having practiced law for 14 years and made laws for 10 years, I am excited to bring that unique balance of experience and knowledge to the court, where I will work hard, faithfully follow the law and perform the duties of judge in a fair and impartial manner."[1] -Jack Goodman

Goodman is currently unopposed in the race for the 39th Judicial Circuit.[2] The Missouri primary election will be on August 7, 2012 while the general election will be held on November 6, 2012.

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