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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • McPherson County to vote on retention of judges

  • Although not as publicized as the presidential race, Mc-Pherson County voters also will see two district court judges, a Kansas Sup-
    reme Court Judge and six Kansas Court of Appeals judges on their Nov. 6 ballots. Voters in McPherson County vote for retention of judges.
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  • Although not as publicized as the presidential race, Mc-Pherson County voters  also will see two district court judges, a Kansas Sup-
    reme Court Judge and six Kansas Court of Appeals judges on their Nov. 6 ballots. Voters in McPherson County vote for retention of judges.
    A yes vote means the judge will remain on the bench. A no vote means the judge will not be retained.
    District court judges
    Joe Dickinson and Carl Anderson Jr. are up for retention from the 9th Judicial District, which serves McPherson County.
    Joe Dickinson
    Age: 58
    Education: Graduate of Washburn University and Washburn University School of Law
    Appointed as District Judge in the 9th Judicial District: 2002
    Docket history: Mixed docket consisting primarily of criminal cases as well as juvenile offender, child in need of care, and civil cases.
    Experience: Before his appointment to the bench, Judge Dickinson spent 20 years in private law practice primarily focusing on criminal defense and family law.
    Involvement: Past president of the Harvey County Bar Association and a member of the Presbyterian Manor Advisory Committee. He also has been a Citizens Academy speaker and panel member for continuing legal education presentations.
    Carl B Anderson Jr.
    Age: 65
    Education: Bethany College graduate of 1968, University of Kansas law school graduate of 1971
    Appointed as District Judge in the 9th Judicial District: 1977
    Docket history: Mixed docket consisting of criminal and civil cases, domestic relations cases, limited actions, traffic cases, and guardian and conservator reviews.
    Experience: Engaged in the private practice of law for five years, during which time he also served as Haskell County Attorney from 1975 to 1976, prior to his appointment to the bench. He also served as the Administrative Chief Judge in the 9th Judicial District for 10 years.
    Professional association activities include: The Kansas District Judges Association, Kansas Bar Association, and McPherson and Harvey County Bar Association. He is a former Rotary member and served as co-chairman of the McPherson/Harvey County Community Corrections Board.
    — Source: Kansas Commission on Judicial Performance 2008 archives, verified as correct
    The following state justices also are up for retention.
    Kansas Supreme Court justice
    Nancy L. Moritz, Topeka, Position No. 7, Kansas Supreme court
    Kansas Court of Appeals judges
    Steve Leben, Fairway, Position No. 2
    Joseph Pierron Jr., Lawrence, Position No. 3
    David E. Bruns, Topeka, Position No. 6
    Gordon Atcheson, Overland Park, Position No. 8
    Karen Arnold-Burger, Overland Park, Position No 9
    Kansas Court of Appeals Judge Richard D. Greene, Wichita, position No. 10, died Oct. 7 after his named was placed on the ballot. After the election, Gov. Sam Brownback will pick Greene’s replacement on the court from a list of names submitted by a judicial nominating committee.

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