Southeast Missouri State University student publication

Two supreme court judges stand for retention in midterm elections

Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Judge Mary R. Russell

Two state supreme court judges who are running unopposed hope to be retained for 12-year terms following midterm elections Nov. 6.

Judges Mary Rhodes Russell and Wesley Brent Powell both have appointments that expire in December. Russell, a nonpartisan incumbent appointed in 2004 by Democratic Governor Bob Holden, was first retained for a full 12-year term in 2006. Powell, a nonpartisan incumbent appointed to the court in 2017 by Republican Governor Eric Greitens, now hopes to earn a full 12-year term.

Judge Wesley Brent Powell

Both candidates are running unopposed.