Liberty Lawyer Zachary Thompson Elected to Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Liberty lawyer Zachary Thompson has been elected to the Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar.
Thompson, an assistant prosecuting attorney in the Clay County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, defeated three other candidates in winning a special election to the Board. He will serve the lawyers of District 8, which is composed of Clay County, Platte County, and that portion of Jackson County outside of the city of Kansas City. Some 640 lawyers from District 8 cast votes in the special election.
The special election was held to fill the remaining one year in the term of Missouri Bar Immediate Past President Patrick B. Starke of Blue Springs. At the conclusion of Starke’s tenure as president in September, he became an ex officio member of the Board. As a result, Starke’s District 8 seat became vacant, requiring the special election to fill it. Upon completion of the remainder of the unexpired term, Thompson will be eligible to seek a full two-year term on the Board.
The Board of Governors of The Missouri Bar is composed of 45 members, each elected by lawyers in their respective districts. The Board is responsible for making policy decisions affecting the organization’s operations.
The Missouri Bar has 30,000 members within Missouri, other states, and around the world.