Governor Mike Parson has selected Kelly Broniec to be a judge on the state Supreme Court. The 52-year-old will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge George W. Draper III. Broniec was one of three nominees who were submitted to governor by the Appellate Judicial Commission for consideration. Broniec’s swearing-in date has not yet been set; however, Missouri law requires her to be sworn in within 30 days of her appointment. Broniec was appointed to serve on the Eastern District Court of Appeals by Governor Parson in 2020. Before that, she served as an Associate Circuit Judge for Montgomery County for nearly 15 years, and as the Montgomery County Prosecuting Attorney from 1999 to 2006. Broniec earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from William Woods University.