In January 2005, Stephen Six became Douglas County's newest district court judge when he was appointed by Gov. Kathleen Sebelius.
Six was the first to be named to the court's new Division Six, which was created to handle an ever-growing caseload.
For the Nov. 7 election, Six's name will be on the ballot for voters to determine whether he should be retained as judge.
At the time he was appointed, Six was a partner in the Kansas City, Mo., law firm of Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman. He represented plaintiffs in personal-injury and product-liability cases.
He is the son of retired Kansas Supreme Court Justice Fred Six. He grew up in Lawrence and has lived here most of his life. He clerked for U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Deanell Tacha.