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Prosecutor Names Temporary Replacement

Jackson County Prosecutor Mike Sanders takes the stage to declare victory in the race Jackson County Executive.

By Maria Carter

Kansas City, MO – Jackson County Prosecutor Mike Sanders has named his temporary replacement. KCUR's Maria Carter reports.

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Prosecutor Mike Sanders will leave office next Tuesday to take over the reigns as Jackson County Executive. He's appointed Melissa Mauer-Smith as interim prosecutor. Mauer-smith has been with the prosecutor's office for two decades, serving the last 15 years as Director of the Family Support Division. Mauer-Smith's time as the county's head prosecutor will be short. A permanent replacement is expected to be named in a few weeks, after a Blue Ribbon Commission submits three names to Sanders. Five people have applied for the position.

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