Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly King will vacate her office on October 13 to become a Deputy Missouri Attorney General.
Warren County Prosecuting Attorney Kelly King will leave office Oct. 13, she confirmed.
King was chosen to serve as a deputy attorney general. Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced the choice on Sept. 12.
“Kelly King has earned a reputation of being a tough-on-crime prosecutor who has sentenced countless criminals to hundreds of years in prison,” Bailey said in the announcement. “Kelly King is a fierce advocate for justice, and one of the finest attorneys in the state. I could not be more thrilled to have her join my senior leadership team.”
In her new role, King will oversee the day-to-day management of Missouri’s law firm and serve as a senior adviser to Bailey, according to the announcement.
“It’s really been my privilege to serve Warren County for 16 years,” King said. “I’m grateful for all of the support I’ve had and the opportunities I’ve had here. It’s been pretty amazing.”
King said at the time that it was likely presiding Judge Jason Lamb would name an interim prosecuting attorney until a permanent one is appointed by Gov. Mike Parson.
Johnathan Shiflett, the governor’s deputy press secretary, said there is not currently a timeline for the appointment process to begin.
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