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State judge association honors Osage County Magistrate Judge Wine

Judge Taylor Wine

TOPEKA, Kan. – Osage County Magistrate Judge Taylor Wine was awarded the Lee Nusser Award for Outstanding Magistrate Judge of 2017 by the Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association, during the association’s annual meeting held last month in Topeka.

Wine, who serves in the 4th Judicial District, also was re-elected first vice president of KDMJA.

Riley County Magistrate Judge Sheila Hochhauser, last year’s award recipient, presented the award and cited Wine’s work ethic and his role as legislative liaison.

“Taylor was chosen because he exemplifies what it means to be a caring and compassionate judge,” Hochhauser said. “The clerks in his judicial district wrote me a letter telling me all about that. Also, he received the award because he represents the KDMJA in an excellent manner at the Capitol during the legislative sessions.”

Wine, a native of Madison, Kan., in Greenwood County, earned a law degree from Southern Methodist University after graduating from Pittsburg State University. He was in private practice in Osage County until being appointed to the bench in October 2011. In the 4th Judicial District, he hears cases in Osage, Coffey and Franklin counties. He and his wife, Heather, have three sons and live in Lyndon, Kan.

The award is named for Nusser, who served as a district magistrate judge in Stafford County from 1976 to 1999. He died in 2003. The award is given to a judge who has exhibited support of the Kansas judiciary and the dignity and integrity of the magistrate judges association.

Information thanks to the Kansas Office of Judicial Administration.

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