Gov. Mike Parson has appointed two judges to the St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Renée Hardin-Tammons, currently an associate circuit judge, was elevated to the circuit bench. Parson also appointed Matthew Hearne as an associate circuit judge on the same court.
Hardin-Tammons, who was first named to the bench in 2017, fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thea A. Sherry. She earned her law degree from the University of Missouri.
Hearne fills the vacancy created by Parson’s earlier appointment of Richard M. Stewart as a circuit judge. He is a partner at Hearne & Bendick in St. Louis. He earned his law degree from the University of Toledo College of Law in Toledo, Ohio.
The 21st Circuit Judicial Commission selected Hardin-Tammons and Hearne as finalists for the positions after interviewing two groups of 30 applicants during two days in July.
The other finalists for the circuit vacancy were Judges Jason D. Dodson and Jason D. Dodson. The two other candidates for the associate judgeship were Seth A. Albin and Diane M. Monahan.