CARTHAGE, MO.--- Joseph Hensley formally announced his candidacy for Jasper County Associate Circuit Judge, Division 5 today. Richard Copeland has held that position for 32-years and is not seeking reelection. Hensley is currently a partner in the law office of Hensley and Nicholas. He also served as the Jasper County juvenile office attorney, special prosecutor, and is on the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys. Helsley says he stands out from the other candidates.
"Well, I think my experience. That's going to separate me from anyone else that signs up for this position. I've been doing everything for about 16 years and I've been practicing a lot of different areas in Missouri. So that's going to be my, what separates me from everyone else," said Joe Hensley, Candidate.
The primary election is August 5th of this year.
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