Gov. Jay Nixon has appointed several new associate circuit court judges around Missouri.
The appointments announced Tuesday will fill vacancies or newly created seats.
-Former Judge Patrick Flynn to again serve as a judge in Lincoln County. He was an associate circuit judge from 1991 to 2002 and now will replace Judge Ben Burkemper, who resigned to join the attorney general's office.
-Attorney Jalilah Otto as a judge in Jackson County. She will succeed Judge Kenneth Garrett III, who was appointed last year to a circuit judgeship.
-Attorney Cynthia MacPherson as a judge in Ozark County. She will replace retired Judge John Jacobs.
-Warren County Prosecutor Michael Wright as a judge in Warren County. He will fill a newly created position.