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Rachel Bringer Shepherd
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Court Information:
Missouri 10th Judicial Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Jay Nixon
Active:   2010-2018
Preceded by:   Robert M. Clayton, II
Past post:   Member, Missouri House of Representatives
Past term:   2002-2011
Personal History
Born:   9/19/1971
Party:   Democratic
Undergraduate:   University of Missouri-Columbia
Law School:   University of Missouri School of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Missouri 10th Judicial Circuit Court
State:  Missouri
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  August 7, 2012
Primary vote:  100%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  100%ApprovedA

Rachel Bringer Shepherd is a judge on the 10th Judicial Circuit Court in Missouri. She was appointed to the court in December 2010 by Governor Jay Nixon.[1] She was re-elected in 2012, and her current term expires in 2018.[2]


Shepherd received her undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and her J.D. from the University of Missouri School of Law.[1]


Prior to joining the court, Shepherd served as a Democratic member of the Missouri House of Representatives, District 6, from 2002 to 2011. She previously served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for Missouri County from 2000 to 2002 and as a law clerk for Judge Reinhard in the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. From 2000 to 2010, Shepherd owned a private law practice.[1]

Missouri House of Representatives committee assignments

Awards and associations

  • Board of Directors, American Red Cross
  • Board of Trustees/Executive Committee of Hannibal LaGrange College
  • Member, Palmyra Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Palmyra Kiwanis
  • Member, South Union Baptist Church[3]



Shepherd was re-elected after running unopposed for the 10th Circuit Court.[2]

See also: Missouri judicial elections, 2012


On November 4, 2008, Shepherd ran unopposed for District 6 of the Missouri House of Representatives.[4]

Shepherd raised $9,095 for her campaign.[5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 6
Candidates Votes Percent
Rachel L. Bringer (D) 14,614 100.0%

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri State House District 6
Succeeded by
Lindell Shumake