Kansas judicial elections, 2014

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Kansas judicial elections, 2014
Total candidates: 101
Incumbents: 82
Unopposed: 31
Judges facing retention: 58
Republican: 30
Democratic: 14
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The Kansas judicial elections consist of partisan and retention elections.

Election dates

  • June 1: Filing deadline (district court)
  • August 4: Filing deadline (retention)
  • August 5: Primary
  • November 4: General election[1][2][3]

In addition to candidate lists, this page includes information about how the state's judicial elections work, as well as articles about notable news in races across the state.

Primary results

There were seven judicial primary races on August 5, 2014.

Appellate court candidates

Kansas Court of Appeals

JudgeElection Vote
BuserMichael Buser    
McAnanyPatrick McAnany    
PowellTony Powell    
SchroederKim R. Schroeder    
MaloneThomas E. Malone    
HillStephen Hill    
GreenHenry Green    
StandridgeMelissa Standridge    

District court candidates

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Kansas Eighteenth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Robb Rumsey (Division 4)
Division 5
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
RundleSeth L. Rundle NoRepublican52.4%ApprovedA   
KirbyLinda Kirby NoRepublican47.6% 
WallerGregory L. Waller YesDemocratic   
Unopposed  Judge Ben Burgess (Division 7)
Unopposed  Judge Timothy G. Lahey (Division 8)
Unopposed  Judge David Kaufman (Division 15)
Unopposed  Judge John Kisner, Jr. (Division 17)
Unopposed  Judge Faith Maughan (Division 18)
Division 19
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
HoelscherMichael Hoelscher NoRepublican62.7%ApprovedA   
SherwoodDiane Sherwood NoRepublican37.3% 

Kansas Eighth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
WhiteMargaret F. White    
CollettKeith Collett    
HornbakerSteven L. Hornbaker    
SextonBenjamin J. Sexton    

Kansas Eleventh Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
LoyKurtis I. Loy    
Bolton FlemingLori Ann Bolton Fleming    

Kansas Fifth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
FowlerW. Lee Fowler    
JonesDouglas P. Jones    

Kansas First Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
GibbensMichael Gibbens    
WileyDan K. Wiley    
KingDavid J. King    

Kansas Fourteenth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge F. William Cullins (Division 1)
Division 2
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GossardJeffrey D. Gossard NoRepublican41.5%ApprovedA   
MarkleLarry Markle NoRepublican40.1% 
LattinRobert W. Lattin NoRepublican18.3% 

Kansas Fourth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
FrommePhillip M. Fromme    

Kansas Nineteenth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge LaDonna Lanning (Division 3)

Kansas Ninth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
WalkerRichard B. Walker    
HilgersSteve Hilgers    
KlendaJohn Klenda    

Kansas Second Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
RothSteven M. Roth    
ElderJeffrey Elder    

Kansas Seventeenth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Deb Anderson (Magistrate 3)

Kansas Seventh Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
Carr KittelPeggy Carr Kittel    
PokornySally D. Pokorny    
FairchildRobert W. Fairchild    

Kansas Sixteenth Judicial District

Division 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
ThomasSid R. Thomas NoRepublican54.6%ApprovedA   
GiardineMichael J. Giardine NoRepublican45.4% 

Kansas Sixth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
HarthAmy Harth    

Kansas Tenth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
SchoenigErica Kay Schoenig    
VokinsDaniel Vokins    
McCarthyTimothy McCarthy    
RyanThomas Kelly Ryan    
JoyceMichael Joyce (Kansas)    
MoriartyKevin P. Moriarty    
SloanKathleen Sloan    
Dunn GyllenborgChristina Dunn Gyllenborg    
HauberDavid Hauber    
O'GradyKeven M. P. O'Grady    

Kansas Third Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
MattiviMary Mattivi    
OssmannC. William Ossmann    
KingfisherCheryl Rios Kingfisher    
WilsonEvelyn Z. Wilson    
DebenhamDavid Debenham    

Kansas Thirteenth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Jan Satterfield (Division 1)
Unopposed  Judge Mike Ward (Division 4)

Kansas Thirtieth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
BilesJames R. Biles    
MathisRoseanna Mathis    
RaleighRichard N. Raleigh    
SolomonLarry T. Solomon    
McQuinR. Scott McQuin    
MeisenheimerFrancis E. Meisenheimer    

Kansas Thirty-First Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
Saxton, Jr.Thomas M. Saxton Jr.    
RogersDavid Rogers    

Kansas Twelfth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
WrightDebra J. Gronewoller Wright    
SteierGuy R. Steier    

Kansas Twentieth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Ron Svaty (Division 1)

Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
SandersChristopher Sanders    
PierceRicklin Pierce    

Kansas Twenty-First Judicial District

JudgeElection Vote
StutzmanDavid L. Stutzman    
WilsonMeryl D. Wilson    

Kansas Twenty-Fourth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Bruce Gatterman (Seat 1)

Kansas Twenty-Ninth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Delia M. York (Division 3)
Unopposed  Judge William P. Mahoney (Division 4)
Unopposed  Judge J. Dexter Burdette (Division 5)
Unopposed  Judge Kathleen M. Lynch (Division 6)
Unopposed  Judge Bill L. Klapper (Division 10)
Division 11
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
YoakumJames T. Yoakum NoDemocratic25.5% 
MikesicCourtney Mikesic NoDemocratic35.0% 
DupreeTimothy L. Dupree NoDemocratic39.5%ApprovedA   
Unopposed  Judge Wesley K. Griffin (Division 12)
Unopposed  Judge Aaron Roberts (Division 15)

Kansas Twenty-Second Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge James A. Patton (Division 1)
Magistrate 3
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
DeiterElizabeth Ensley Deiter YesRepublican50.5%ApprovedA   
AnsonScott Anson NoRepublican49.5% 

Kansas Twenty-Seventh Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Trish Rose (Division 1)
Unopposed  Judge Joseph McCarville (Division 3)

Kansas Twenty-Sixth Judicial District

Unopposed  Judge Bradley E. Ambrosier (Division 1)
Unopposed  Judge Linda Gilmore (Division 3)

Kansas Twenty-Third Judicial District

Magistrate 1
CandidateIncumbencyPartyPrimary VoteElection Vote
GillespieGregory L. Gillespie NoRepublican44.9%ApprovedA   
TummonsDwight D. Tummons NoRepublican34.8% 
HenryDan Henry NoRepublican20.3% 


Primary election

Only district court judges in districts that hold partisan elections participate in the primary. The candidate with the most votes from each party (Democratic or Republican) in the primary go on to represent that party in the general election.[5]

The districts with partisan election of judges are:

General election

Appellate judges and appointed district court judges participate in retention elections. Candidates in the districts above advance from the primary election.

In retention elections, judges do not compete against another candidate, but voters are given a "yes" or "no" choice whether to keep the justice in office for another term. If a candidate receives a majority of "yes" votes, that person is retained for another term. If not, that position will become a vacancy upon the term's expiration.[7]

In the news

The following articles were current as of the dates listed, though new developments may not be included.

See also

External links


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