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Kansas judicial elections, 2014
Total candidates: 115
Incumbents: 96
Unopposed: 31
Judges facing retention: 72
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.

General election: Contested races

(I) denotes incumbent

District 18, Division 5

Retentions

The following judges must face a retention election in order to keep their seat. In such elections, the incumbent judge is not being evaluated against an opponent. Rather, he or she simply receives votes of "yes" to retain or "no", do not retain.

Appellate courts

CourtJudgeVotes
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Kansas Supreme CourtEric Rosen Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsHenry Green Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsKim R. Schroeder Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Supreme CourtLee Johnson Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsMelissa Standridge Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsMichael Buser Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsPatrick McAnany Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsStephen Hill Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsThomas E. Malone Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Court of AppealsTony Powell Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   

Trial courts

CourtJudgeVotes
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Kansas Sixth Judicial DistrictAmy Harth Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eighth Judicial DistrictBenjamin J. Sexton Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Third Judicial DistrictC. William Ossmann Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Third Judicial DistrictCheryl Rios Kingfisher Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictChristina Dunn Gyllenborg Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial DistrictChristopher Sanders Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas First Judicial DistrictDan K. Wiley Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictDaniel Vokins Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Third Judicial DistrictDavid Debenham Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictDavid Hauber Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas First Judicial DistrictDavid J. King Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-First Judicial DistrictDavid L. Stutzman Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirty-First Judicial DistrictDavid Rogers Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twelfth Judicial DistrictDebra J. Gronewoller Wright Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial DistrictDonna L. J. Blake Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Fifth Judicial DistrictDouglas P. Jones Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictErica Kay Schoenig Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Third Judicial DistrictEvelyn Z. Wilson Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirtieth Judicial DistrictFrancis E. Meisenheimer Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twelfth Judicial DistrictGuy R. Steier Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirtieth Judicial DistrictJames R. Biles Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Second Judicial DistrictJeffrey Elder Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-First Judicial DistrictJohn F. Bosch Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Ninth Judicial DistrictJohn Klenda Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictKathleen Sloan Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eighth Judicial DistrictKeith Collett Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictKeven M. P. O'Grady Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictKevin P. Moriarty Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eleventh Judicial DistrictKurtis I. Loy Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirtieth Judicial DistrictLarry T. Solomon Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eleventh Judicial DistrictLori Ann Bolton Fleming Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eighth Judicial DistrictMargaret F. White Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Third Judicial DistrictMary Mattivi Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-First Judicial DistrictMeryl D. Wilson Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas First Judicial DistrictMichael Gibbens Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictMichael Joyce (Kansas) Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictNeil B. Foth Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eleventh Judicial DistrictOliver Kent Lynch Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Eighth Judicial DistrictPatrick Thompson Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictPaul Gurney Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Seventh Judicial DistrictPeggy Carr Kittel Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Fourth Judicial DistrictPhillip M. Fromme Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirtieth Judicial DistrictR. Scott McQuin Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Ninth Judicial DistrictRichard B. Walker Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial DistrictRichard H. Hodson Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirtieth Judicial DistrictRichard N. Raleigh Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial DistrictRicklin Pierce Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eleventh Judicial DistrictRobert J. Fleming Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial DistrictRobert J. Frederick Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Seventh Judicial DistrictRobert W. Fairchild Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirtieth Judicial DistrictRoseanna Mathis Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Seventh Judicial DistrictSally D. Pokorny Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twelfth Judicial DistrictStarla Borg Nelson Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Ninth Judicial DistrictSteve Hilgers Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Eighth Judicial DistrictSteven L. Hornbaker Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Second Judicial DistrictSteven M. Roth Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictThomas Kelly Ryan Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Thirty-First Judicial DistrictThomas M. Saxton Jr. Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Tenth Judicial DistrictTimothy McCarthy Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Fifth Judicial DistrictW. Lee Fowler Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial DistrictWade Dixon Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   
Kansas Twenty-Fifth Judicial DistrictWendel W. Wurst Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "&".   

General election: Uncontested

The following candidates are running unopposed in the general election.

 

Trial courts

CourtCandidate
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Twenty-Ninth Judicial DistrictAaron Roberts
Eighteenth Judicial DistrictBen Burgess
Twenty-Ninth Judicial DistrictBill L. Klapper
26th District CourtBradley E. Ambrosier
Twenty-Fourth Judicial DistrictBruce Gatterman
Eighteenth Judicial DistrictDavid Kaufman
Seventeenth Judicial DistrictDeb Anderson
Twenty-Ninth Judicial DistrictDelia M. York
Twenty-Second Judicial DistrictElizabeth Ensley Deiter
Fourteenth Judicial DistrictF. William Cullins
Eighteenth Judicial DistrictFaith Maughan
Twenty-Third Judicial DistrictGregory L. Gillespie
Twenty-Ninth Judicial DistrictJ. Dexter Burdette
Twenty-Second Judicial DistrictJames A. Patton
13th District CourtJan Satterfield
Fourteenth Judicial DistrictJeffrey D. Gossard
Eighteenth Judicial DistrictJohn Kisner, Jr.
27th District CourtJoseph McCarville
Twenty-Ninth Judicial DistrictKathleen M. Lynch
19th District CourtLaDonna Lanning
26th District CourtLinda Gilmore
Eighteenth Judicial DistrictMichael Hoelscher
Thirteenth Judicial DistrictMike Ward
Eighteenth Judicial DistrictRobb Rumsey
Twentieth Judicial DistrictRon Svaty
Sixteenth Judicial DistrictSid R. Thomas
Eighteenth Judicial DistrictTimothy G. Lahey
Twenty-Ninth Judicial DistrictTimothy L. Dupree
27th District CourtTrish Rose
Twenty-Ninth Judicial DistrictWesley K. Griffin
29th District CourtWilliam P. Mahoney

Primary results

For full results from the judicial primary, please see: Kansas primary elections, 2014.

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

Process

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

References

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