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Tammy Glick
will be named
new prosecutor

by Ivan Foley
Landmark editor

It's official—Tammy Glick will be the next Platte County Prosecutor.

Gov. Bob Holden has announced that Glick is his choice to fill the post vacated last week when Todd Graves was sworn in as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Glick, a 1979 graduate of Platte County R-3 High School, will be sworn into office next Thursday, Oct. 4 by Platte County Presiding Circuit Court Judge Lee Hull.

A formal swearing-in ceremony will take place in the Platte County Administration Building meeting room on Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 4 p.m.

"I appreciate the opportunity to serve the citizens of Platte County as their prosecutor," Glick said.

"I thank Gov. Holden for his confidence in my abilities and I look forward to devoting my full time to the vigorous prosecution of crime in Platte County."
Gov. Holden, as expected, followed party lines by appointing Glick, a Democrat. Glick will serve until the prosecutor's spot comes up for election in November of 2002.

Eric Zahnd, Republican, has already announced he will run for prosecutor on the GOP ticket at that time.

Glick, 40, leaves her private law practice in Platte City to take her new post. Over the past six years, she has maintained a general law practice, including representation of the Platte County Juvenile Office.

Prior to going into private practice, Glick worked at the Jackson County Prosecuting Attorney's office under Claire McCaskill.

While in law school, Glick worked at the Platte County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Her practice has also included handling numerous criminal cases in both state and federal courts.

"I look forward to returning to the Platte County Courthouse where, at age 18, I worked for the circuit clerk in the child support office," Glick said.

"I became familiar with the court system over the next 10 years, working in different departments throughout the clerk's office," she said.

She also worked as an office manager and paralegal in a law firm in Kansas City.

In 1989, she returned to college to complete her undergraduate degree and in 1995 she graduated from UMKC School of Law.

"My experiences and familiarity with the inner workings and personnel of the circuit court will be a valuable asset," she said.

Glick added she believes that her experience in all aspects of the judicial system gives her "unique qualifications" for the office.

She and her husband, Paul Glick, have four daughters, Sheila and Sarah, students at Maple Woods Community College; and Sandra and Samantha, juniors at Platte County R-3 High School.

Glick has served on the Platte County R-3 Board of Education since 1997. She also serves on the Platte County Children's Trust Board of Directors and is active in several civic organizations.

Last week Brad Kavanaugh, an assistant under Graves, was appointed by the presiding circuit judge to serve as interim prosecutor pending the appointment of a replacement for Graves. Kavanaugh will serve until Glick is sworn in.