Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker Plans for the Future
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker says she has several initiatives in mind for the next four years she’s in office, including added services in Eastern Jackson County.
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker launches Veteran's Court
Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker has no opposition
Mike Hendricks | The Kansas City Star - 3/30/2012
Candidates for some state offices had until today to file for the August primary.
But the deadline for Jackson County offices was earlier this week, producing just a bit of news.
It's now official that appointed prosecutor Jean Peters Baker can proceed to her victory celebration. She has no opposition from her own Democratic party, nor did any Republicans file.
Jean Peters Baker good choice for Jackson County prosecutor
Barb Shelly | The Kansas City Star
Though she`s been on the job for a few weeks, Jean Peters Baker was ceremonially sworn in today as the Jackson County prosecutor.
By all accounts, county Executive Mike Sanders made a good pick with Peters Baker. She went into the office with a take-charge attitude and quickly tackled some of the problems that have festered over the past couple of years, including the withholding of evidence in criminal trials. Since Peters Baker has taken over, the prosecutors office has been much better about releasing information to the media and public.
Peters Baker worked for 14 years as an assistant prosecutor, most recently as the chief warrant officer. She left and was elected to a seat in the Missouri House. When Jim Kanatzar vacated the prosecutor`s seat, Peters Baker apparently discerned she had a better chance of making an impact there than serving as a Democrat in the legislature. She should be a formidable candidate when the seat comes up for election in the fall of 2012.