To fill retiring judge vacancy, 4th Judicial District begins nomination process – Osage County Online | Osage County News

To fill retiring judge vacancy, 4th Judicial District begins nomination process

TOPEKA, Kan. – The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission will convene by conference call at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, to set a schedule to fill the district magistrate judge vacancy created by District Magistrate Judge Kevin Kimball’s March 1 retirement.

The meeting is open to the public. To listen, call 1-845-361-8917 and enter conference code 3872788.

In the district magistrate judge appointment process, the nominating commission seeks nominations and then meets to interview nominees. Interviews are open to the public. The commission selects who is appointed to fill the district magistrate judge vacancy.

A nominee for Kimball’s magistrate judge position must be a resident of Franklin County at the time of taking office and while holding office; a graduate of a high school, a secondary school, or the equivalent; and either a lawyer admitted to practice in Kansas or able to pass an examination given by the Supreme Court to become certified within 18 months.

After serving one year in office, a new judge must stand for a retention vote in the next general election to remain in the position. If retained, the incumbent will serve a four-year term.

The 4th Judicial District is composed of Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, and Osage counties. The 4th Judicial District Nominating Commission includes Justice Eric S. Rosen as nonvoting chair; Craig Cole, Garnett; Anthony Mersman, Greeley; Phyllis Gardner and Janet Walsh, both of Lyndon; Ianne Dickinson and Forrest Lowry, both of Ottawa; John Boyd, Pomona; and Timothy Johnson, Waverly.

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