This article is part of the Missourian's 2012 general election voters guide.
Circuit Judge, 30th Judicial Circuit
EMILY A. PRESTIDGE (D), Marshfield
Address: 978 River View Road, Marshfield MO, 65706
Personal: Age 34, two children.
Current occupation: Owner and attorney at Prestidge Law in Marshfield, special prosecutor for the city of Hartville, special attorney for the city of Ava, special prosecuting attorney for Douglas County, Missouri state special public defender.
Education: Marshfield High School; bachelor's degree in psychology, government and biblical studies, Evangel University; juris doctor, MU School of Law.
Background: Former Assistant Greene County Prosecuting Attorney in Springfield, member of the Missouri Bar Association, Marshfield Performing Arts Society and Marshfield Chamber of Commerce, former member of the Marshfield Rotary Club.
MICHAEL O. HENDRICKSON (R), Pittsburg
Address: HC77 Box 890, Pittsburg MO, 65724
Personal: Age 44, married with three children.
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/hendricksonforjudge
Current occupation: Associate judge in Hickory County (elected in 2006, 2010).
Education: Bachelor of arts in speech communication, University of Nebraska; juris doctor, University of Nebraska.
Background: Former special assistant U.S. attorney for the U.S District Court of the Western District of Missouri, former chief assistant Taney County prosecutor, former senior assistant Jefferson County prosecuting attorney, former private practice attorney in Joplin. Currently a member of the Missouri Bar Criminal Law Committee, Missouri Associate and Probate Judges Association (serves on both its Legislative and Membership Committees), the Missouri Municipal & Associate Circuit Judge’s Association, Supreme Court Institute subcommittee of the Missouri Civic Education Committee and the Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association.
County Commissioner, South District
WHAT IS THE JOB:
The commissioner primarily handles road and transportation issues and maintenance for the South District of Benton County.
TOM HENDERSON (D), EDWARDS
Address: 3377 Butter Hollow, Edwards MO, 65320
Personal: Age 65, married with two children.
Education: Tonganoxie High School.
Background: Heavy equipment operator.
STEVE DALESKE (R)
A reporter was unable to make contact with Daleske.