Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed Judge Robin Ransom to serve on the state’s Supreme Court, the place she’ll make historical past as the primary Black girl within the place.
The Republican governor mentioned he was “proud and honored” to announce this appointment on Monday. Ransom is filling a emptiness from one other choose who retired earlier this 12 months.
In a press conference, Ransom mentioned she was “humbled” by the appointment and that it was “not lost on me the historic nature … to be the first African American woman appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court.”
“As the daughter of a fireman who worked and lived in a segregated engine house when he worked for the fire department, this is a very happy day for my mom, myself and my entire family,” Ransom added.
Ransom previously served on the state’s Court of Appeals, to which Parson appointed her in 2019. Before that, she was a circuit choose for the town of St. Louis, in addition to a lawyer within the county prosecutor’s and public defender’s places of work.