A Heartland judge is seeking a fourth term in office this upcoming election year.
Adair County Associate Circuit Judge Kristie Swaim recently announced her intention to seek re-election to office. She will declare her candidacy when the filing period opens Tuesday.
Swaim told us the law and justice system are always changing, and she wants to continue doing what she enjoys, serving the people of northeast Missouri.
"I really love this job. I like providing the services. I enjoy working with the circuit clerk's office on an hourly basis. Work together to get all the cases processed and really my job is case management and managing all the cases that are filled in the different division that I hear and making sure everyone gets their case heard in a timely manner and processed efficiently," Swaim said.
Swaim was first elected in 2002 when Judge Joyce Otten retired. Swaim was then re-elected in 2006 and 2010.
The primary elections will take place in August. The general election happens in November.