On Tuesday, Governor Mike Parson assigned Judge Kelly Broniec to the Missouri Supreme Court. This appointment filled the vacancy left by retired Supreme Court Justice George Draper III. Broniec was appointed to serve on the Eastern District Court of Appeals by Governor Parson in 2020. Before serving on the appellate bench, she served as an Associate Circuit Judge for Montgomery County for nearly 15 years after her appointment by Governor Matt Blunt in 2006.
“Throughout her career, Judge Broniec has always been a strong advocate for families and even more so for Missouri children,” Governor Parson said. “Her record shows that she is a fair enforcer of the law, interprets the law as written, and leaves legislating to the General Assembly. We look forward to her successful tenure on our state’s highest court for years to come.”
Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Broniec earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Missouri–Columbia School of Law, and earned a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from William Woods University. No official swearing-in date for Broniec has been set as of this moment; however, Missouri law requires that she be sworn in within 30 days of the appointment’s original announcement.