Mark Welker has been appointed by Gov. Mike Parson as Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney.
According to a press release, Welker is running for the position unopposed in the November general election after winning in the August primary.
Welker is an alumnus of Southeast Missouri State University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree. He received his Juris Doctorate from Southern Illinois University, and has been practicing law in Cape County since 2013.
Welker is involved with Cape West Rotary, the Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee, and the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport Advisory Board. He previously served as a member of the Missouri Bar Young Lawyers' Section Council, and as president of Cape Girardeau County Young Lawyers.