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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has tapped a former Springfield attorney to serve on the state Ethics Commission.

Nixon selected Gregory Weaver, a Democrat, to serve on the panel until March 2018. Weaver is an instructor at Everest College in Springfield and would replace fellow Democrat Dennis Rose, who currently chairs the commission.

Nixon also appointed a former State Board of Education member to serve on the governing board of Missouri Western State University for a term ending in October 2019. David Liechti, of St. Joseph, is an accountant and a former school board member.

The Democratic governor also tapped former Democratic state Rep. Melba Curls to serve on a real estate appraiser's board until September.

All of Nixon's nominees will need Senate confirmation before assuming their positions.

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