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Pat King is a candidate for Associate Circuit Judge, Division 4 for St. Francois County, Missouri.

Pat was born and raised on a farm in rural Phelps County along with his two older brothers.  After graduating from Rolla High School, he attended Mizzou on a National Merit Scholarship.  Pat earned both a bachelor's degree in political science, and a law degree from Mizzou.

Pat began his career working in the State Tax Commission.  He then served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri for two years before returning home to private law practice in Rolla, then to work in the Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney's office.

Pat has been a practicing lawyer for over 30 years. He has tried numerous court and jury trials in both civil and criminal cases.  Pat is now the chief assistant prosecutor for St. Francois County, a post he has held for over 19 years.

"I have devoted my life to public service, and for the past many years to the service of the people of this county.  I am glad so many folks have encouraged me to seek this office.  I have built a record of honesty, integrity and hard work, and have demonstrated my respect and support for those who seek justice and those who work in the court system.  The people of this county deserve and need a judge who will faithfully and impartially do the important work required.  I know that I can do it, and I will."

Pat has been active in community life.  He is past president of Farmington Kiwanis Club, has served as president of the Benevolence Board of the Farmington Ministerial Alliance, and has served on the Extended Character Committee for Farmington Middle School, as well as the board of The Baptist Home and the NESS Shelter Services Board. King is past president of the local chapter of Mizzou Alumni Association and is a life member of MAA, and has served with the Farmington Band Boosters. King is an active member and a deacon of Farmington First Baptist Church.  

Pat is a past winner of the Daily Journal/Farmington Press "Citizen of the Year" award, the "Distinguished Service Award" from the Missouri Baptist Convention Christian Life Commission, and the "I Stand Up for Kids" award from the Children's Advocacy Center of East Central Missouri.  King has twice been named "Heartland Hero" by the Farmington R-7 School District.  He has volunteered for many other civic organizations and causes.

Pat and his wife Michele live in Farmington, where she is chief operations officer and executive vice president at Ozarks Federal Savings and Loan.  They have two adult children, Andrew and Melanie. 


Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:00 AM

King Presented with Heartland Hero Award - 2017

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 12:00 AM

Commission Appoints Pat King to NESS Board

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:00 AM

Pat King Named DJ / Farmington Press Citizen of the Year

Monday, October 16, 2006 12:00 AM

King Presented with Heartland Hero Award - 2006

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