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Brian Wimes Confirmed|to Missouri Federal Bench

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CN) - The U.S. Senate confirmed Jackson County Circuit Judge Brian C. Wimes to the federal bench.

Wimes was confirmed Monday by 92-1 vote and will serve in the Western District of Missouri. The sole dissenting vote was cast by Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah.

President Barack Obama nominated Wimes in September 2011.

Wimes joined the Jackson County Circuit Court in 2001 as a drug commissioner.

Gov. Matt Blunt appointed him to the circuit bench in 2007. He also worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Jackson County.

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