Judge Mary Russell is set to become Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court next week.
The Hannibal native has sat on the state's highest court since 2004, and previously served on the Appeals court for Missouri's Eastern District. Russell lists the expansion of specialty courts as one of her top priorities for her two-year term.
He spent his last full day in charge talking to reporters about several topics, including the need to fund the state’s drug courts. Price says that drugs are the “leading, driving force” behind crime nationwide.