Gov. Mike Parson has appointed Thomas Albus as a St. Louis County circuit judge and Heather R. Cunningham as an associate circuit judge in the same circuit.
Albus serves as the first assistant attorney general for the state of Missouri. Effective April 1, he will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Gloria Clark Reno. He earned his law degree from the University of Missouri.
Albus was among three finalists selected by the 21st Circuit Judicial Commission. The others were attorney Peter W. Gullborg and Associate Circuit Judge Nicole S. Zellweger.
Cunningham is a family court commissioner in St. Louis County. She will fill the associate vacancy left by the recent elevation of Judge Jason Dodson to the circuit bench. She earned her law degree from Saint Louis University.
The other two finalists for the judgeship were attorneys Shevon L. Harris and Jeffrey P. Medler.