Gov. Jay Nixon, on Tuesday, April 30, named J. Michael Brown to serve as the new prosecuting attorney for Hickory County. The position became vacant earlier this year after the Governor appointed the former prosecuting attorney, James A. Hackett, as associate circuit judge for Hickory County.
Brown, who resides in Hickory County, served as associate circuit judge for Polk County for 24 years before retiring at the end of 2002. After leaving the bench, he served first as a mediator and then as a private attorney in Bolivar. Brown is a veteran of the U.S. Army Reserve.
“I am pleased to be able to appoint someone with Michael Brown’s lengthy courtroom experience as the new prosecutor for Hickory County,” Gov. Nixon said. “I am confident the people of Hickory County will be well served with him in this important position.”