One week into office, new Missouri governor adds prosecutor to his staff

JEFFERSON CITY- Gov. Mike Parson added the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor to his personnel Friday, marking the most current hire the brand-new governor has actually made since taking workplace a week earlier.Christopher Limbaugh

, who has worked as the prosecuting lawyer in the southeast Missouri county since 2012, will replace general counsel Lucinda Luetkemeyer, who resigned on the exact same day as her manager, filling top areas in his administration. Much of Greitens' closest aides resigned their positions after he announced he was stepping down amid a continuous scandal.Limbaugh was designated

to the county post by then-Governor, Jay Nixon, to an unexpired term of workplace. In 2014, he was elected to serve a four-year term without opposition. The governor's workplace stated Limbaugh has actually overseen more

than 2,000 felony and misdemeanor cases annually, and he has personally attempted more than 20 jury trials, including capital murder, very first and 2nd degree murder, ownership and distribution of illegal drugs, and other offenses Limbaugh holds a law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He

is likewise the kid of Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr., who presently acts as a United States District Judge and previous Judge of the Supreme Court of Missouri, and he is grandson of Stephen Limbaugh, Sr., a retired United States District Judge, who is now in private practice.He is a cousin of conservative radio talk program host Rush Limbaugh."Chris Limbaugh has actually done a remarkable task in leading the Cape Girardeau County prosecutor's workplace. His knowledge of the law and capability to keep Missourians safe leaves him

extremely qualified to take this next action to assist Guv Parson, "stated U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, R-Salem. "Chris Limbaugh has a credibility as a fine attorney and public servant of the law,"said House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff. A wage for Limbaugh was not right away offered.

Luetkemeyer made about $124,000 yearly.