Douglas County’s judicial nominating committee is reviewing nominations to fill judge positions

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The Douglas County Judicial and Law Enforcement Center is pictured in March of 2022. The center houses the Douglas County District Court and other county services.

The nominating committee for the 7th Judicial District will meet Tuesday to discuss nominations that were received to fill open judge positions in Douglas County.

Douglas County is waiting for the appointment of two judicial positions after the retirement of Judge Kay Huff in July and a new judge position that was created by the Kansas Supreme Court after new positions were funded across the state by the legislature, according to a release from the Office of Judicial Administration.

The commission will meet at 9 a.m. to discuss the process for submitting names to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly. Public interviews of the nominees will occur on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, at the Douglas County Courthouse, 111 E 11th St., according to the release.

The nominating commission will select three to five people and submit those names to the governor to fill the positions. The governor has 60 days make appointments after receiving the names, according to the release.


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