Thirteen persons applied by the noon deadline today to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court that was created by the retirement of former Chief Justice Robert E. Davis.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission will interview applicants for the position on September 27 and 28, and then submit three names to Governor Mark Parkinson for appointment.
Karen Arnold-Burger Judge Overland Park
Michael B. Buser Judge Overland Park
Nancy L. Caplinger Judge Topeka
Jeffery L. Carmichael Lawyer Valley Center
Robert J. Frederick Judge Lakin
Cynthia F. Grimes Lawyer Lawrence
Jeffry L. Jack Judge Parsons
Donald D. Jarrett Lawyer Leawood
Thomas E. Malone Judge Topeka
Robb W. Rumsey Judge Wichita
Kim R. Schroeder Judge Hugoton
Steven P. Smith Lawyer Wichita
Merlin G. Wheeler Judge Emporia
Members of the Nominating Commission include Anne E. Burke, chairman, Overland Park; Kerry E. McQueen, Liberal; Janet A. Juhnke, Salina; Patricia E. Riley and Dale E. Cushinberry, both of Topeka; Matthew D. Keenan, Leawood; Katherine DeBruce, Shawnee
Mission; and Jay F. Fowler and Paul F. Babich, both of Wichita.