Judge Bob Lawson vs. David Jones
Greene County Circuit Judge Race
Gov. Matt Blunt appointed Bob Lawson to replace Judge Miles Sweeney, who retired last fall. Now Lawson stands for his first election, and is being challenged by former federal prosecutor David Jones. Judicial candidates can't talk about much other than themselves. Not issues, not cases. Not even other candidates, really. (Though, Greene County Sheriff Jack Merritt has endorsed Jones, and is appearing in television commercials for him.) Watch the clips of Lawson and Jones above and determine for yourself whether a non-partisan court plan where judges would be appointed, and not elected would work better.