WEST PLAINS -- On the first day of filling, Feb. 28, two Howell County Republicans, Judge David Evans and Judge Richard Moore, filed for the 37th Judicial District judge seat now held by Moore.
Moore was appointed to the position by Gov. Matt Blunt in December when Circuit Judge R Jack Garrett retired.
The filling period will remain open through March 28. The two men and any other candidates who file will face off in the Aug., 8 primary.
The 37th Judicial District includes Oregon, Shannon, Carter and Howell counties.