President Barack Obama has nominated a Springfield attorney and former Missouri House member for a federal judgeship.
The White House announced the nomination of 57-year-old Doug Harpool on Thursday. If confirmed, Harpool would serve on the U.S. District Court for the 66-county Western District of Missouri.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed the appointment of a veteran Jackson County prosecutor as the new U.S. attorney for the 66-county western district of Missouri.
President Barack Obama nominated Angela Tammy Dickinson for the post in July. The nomination was one of dozens confirmed by the Senate on New Year's Day.