Gary Myers will seek the Democratic nomination for the position in August. Judge Ronald Taylor plans to retire and will not see re-election.
Myers has practiced law for 35 years and says his campaign will focus on the issues of integrity and experience.
Myers announced that Kevin Kirby will serve as his campaign manager and Mike Veale will be his campaign treasurer.
A graduate of Central High School, Myers is also a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and Washington University.