A Four State attorney announces plans to run for a county judgeship. Carthage attorney Steve Carlton says he is seeking the republican nomination for the position of Jasper County Associate Circuit Judge Division 4. Carlton is a graduate of Missouri Southern State College and is also a member and past president of the college`s Board of Regents. Carlton has also been involved in many civic organizations in recent years. Filing for public office begins February 26th. The primary election will be held in August.