ST. LOUIS (Sept. 18, 2014) — The judges of St. Louis City Circuit Court voted today to appoint Tom Kloeppinger as the Circuit Clerk— the first appointed clerk since the Missouri Legislation converted the position from an elected county office in 2012.
Kloeppinger will replace Jane Schweitzer, who won election to the position in 2010. She did not apply for the appointed position. Kloeppinger assumes the post Jan. 1.
In other business, the court elected Judge Bryan Hettenbach as the Presiding Judge for the 2015-2016 term, replacing Judge Philip Heagney. The court elected Judge Jack Garvey as Assistant Presiding Judge for the same period.
On Monday, the court heard presentations from three finalists for Circuit Clerk then elected Kloeppingerin closed session. He has served as the court’s Human Resources Officer since 2007.
Kloeppinger, 54, said, “After working in the court for seven years, I saw this as a great opportunity. I told the judges that if selected, I would foster communications in the Court through continuing open dialogue with them.”