NEWS AND OPENINGS

JUDICIAL NOMINEES ANNOUNCED

The names of three local attorneys have been forwarded to Governor Brownback for consideration for the current judicial opening in Johnson County. The opening is due to the upcoming retirement of Judge James Franklin Davis. The nominees are:

Rhonda Kai Mason of Olathe. Ms. Mason has a private law practice in Overland Park.

Michael Frank McCulloch of Olathe. Mr. McCulloch is the chief public defender at the 10th Judicial District Public Defenders Office in Olathe.

Robert James Wonnell of Olathe. Mr. Wonnell practices at the law firm of McAnany, Van Cleave and Phillips in Kansas City, Kansas.

Interviews were held with eight applicants on November 21, 2014 at the Johnson County Administration Building.

Interviews were open to the public. The Governor will have 30 days to select from the three names submitted. .

The 10th Judicial District Judicial Nominating Commission is made up of 14 members. Seven are attorneys elected by the Kansas licensed attorneys residing in the district, and 7 are non-lawyers appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners.

The Nominating Commission welcomes and encourages public input into this important process. Comments and questions can be submitted in writing to the Commission Secretary, Steve Howe, 5th Floor, Johnson County Kansas 100 S. Kansas Ave, Olathe, KS 66061, faxed to (913) 715-3050 or emailed to Steve.Howe@jocogov.org. All comments will be forwarded to all members of the Commission.

Press Questions: Call Steve Howe, (913) 715-3015 or email at Steve.Howe@jocogov.org

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