will be named
It's officialTammy 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
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
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
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