The new Prosecuting Attorney for Grundy County was sworn in by Judge Jack Peace on Friday. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott chat with Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Cristine Stallings:

Cristine Stallings

Stallings has nearly two decades of experience as a prosecutor, including two terms as assistant Prosecuting Attorney in Callaway County and 21 years as a private practice lawyer.

Press Release from the Office of Governor Jay Nixon

June 13, 2013

Gov. Jay Nixon today appointed R. Cristine Stallings, of Bethany, as the new Prosecuting Attorney for Grundy County. The position became vacant upon the resignation of the former Prosecuting Attorney, Carol Wetherell.

Stallings, a Democrat, has been in private practice in Bethany since 1992, and has been the Bethany city attorney and prosecutor since 2003. She served as the Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney from 1995 to 1998 and from 2007 to 2010, and as an assistant child support prosecutor for Grundy, Harrison, Linn, Macon, Mercer and Putnam counties from 2001 to 2004. Stallings received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and her law degree from the University of Missouri.

“Cris Stallings has several years of experience as a prosecutor, and I am confident she will ably serve the citizens of Grundy County as their new Prosecuting Attorney,” Gov. Nixon said.