Jefferson City, MO – Gov. Jay Nixon recently announced that former state Sen. Joseph P. Keaveny, of St. Louis, has been named as a Workers’ Compensation Administrative Law Judge in St. Louis. Administrative Law Judges have the authority to approve settlements or issue awards after a hearing relating to an injured worker’s entitlement to permanent benefits allowed by Missouri law.
Keaveny represented the 4th Senate District in the Missouri Senate since December 2009 when he was elected in a special election. He was re-elected to the seat in 2010 and 2014 and was term-limited. Serving as Minority Floor Leader, Keaveny also served as the chairman of the Progress and Development Committee. He is an attorney with the St. Louis firm of Weiss Attorneys at Law, and obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and his master’s of business administration and his law degree from Saint Louis University.
“Joe Keaveny has been well-respected by members from both sides of the aisle for his intellect and his leadership, and he will continue to provide that high level of public service to the people of Missouri as an administrative law judge,” Gov. Nixon said.
Because Sen. Keaveny’s term did not expire until the end of 2018, Gov. Nixon today also set a date for a special election for the 4th Senate District. That special election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, which will coincide with the regularly scheduled general election in Missouri.
Source: MO Governor’s Office