The list of candidates to become Douglas County's next district court judge has been trimmed from eight to three.
After a day of interviews at the Judicial & Law Enforcement Center, 111 E. 11th St., the Seventh Judicial District Nominating Committee announced late this afternoon that it would send three people's names to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
They are Jim George, a Lawrence defense attorney who also works as small-claims court judge; Peggy Kittel, who already handles a limited caseload in District Court as Judge Pro Tem; and Steve Six, a Lawrence resident who works for the Kansas City, Mo. firm Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman and is son of former Kansas Supreme Court Justice Fred Six.
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