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Governor Kelly Appoints Lori Williams to 26th Judicial District Magistrate Position

Joe Denoyer - December 15, 2023 1:27 pm

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly today appointed Lori Williams of Satanta to the vacant district magistrate judgeship position in the 26th Judicial District. The 26th Judicial District comprises Grant, Haskell, Morton, Seward, Stanton, and Stevens Counties.

“Lori Williams’ experience in Kansas courts will help her as she steps into the role of magistrate judge,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “I am confident in her ability to serve the 26th Judicial District as she takes on this position of public service.”

Williams is the current district court clerk for Haskell County and serves as the treasurer for the Kansas Association of District Clerks and Administrators. She previously served as the district court clerk in Rawlins County.

“I am excited and blessed to be given this opportunity,” Williams said. “Starting out over 11 years ago within the District Court, I would never have guessed that I would have the opportunity to serve as a magistrate judge. I have had many incredible mentors along the way, and I look forward to this next chapter and serving the people of Haskell County.”

District magistrate judges in the 26th Judicial District are elected and serve four-year terms. Williams will serve until a successor is elected and qualified at the next general election to serve the remainder of the unexpired term.


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