CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - A veteran Heartland judge will hang up his robe at the end of the year.
Circuit Court Judge William Syler said he will not run for re-election.
Syler has spent more than 20 years on the bench in Missouri's 32nd Judicial Circuit, which covers Cape Girardeau, Perry and Bollinger Counties.
Trae Bertrand, a partner at the law firm of Bradshaw, Steele, Cochrane & Berens, L.C. announced he is seeking the position of Circuit Judge Division 1. Bertrand, a Republican, has been practicing both civil and criminal law for nine years in Cape Girardeau, Perry and Bollinger Counties.
The next election comes this November.