JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed David N. Clayton, of Hannibal, as the new Prosecuting Attorney for Marion County. He will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of former Prosecuting Attorney Thomas P. Redington as Associate Circuit Judge for Knox County.
Clayton, a Democrat, has been an Assistant Defender with the Missouri State Public Defender System since 2004. During that time, he has handled approximately 2,700 criminal cases, and conducted 20 felony trials as first chair. Clayton has practiced before judges in 16 counties in central and northeast Missouri, and has experience in working with numerous law enforcement agencies, victim advocacy services, and treatment providers.
Clayton obtained his undergraduate degree from Westminster College in Fulton, and his law degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. In Hannibal, he has been active in numerous civic and charitable organizations.
“David Clayton has great experience in the courtroom and with working with law enforcement and other agencies,” Gov. Nixon said. “I am pleased to appoint him to this vital position to serve the people of Marion County.”