KANSAS - Kansas Governor Laura Kelly nominates a new person for Appellate Court judge after the Kansas Senate unanimously rejects a Parsons man for the position.
Governor Kelly had originally nominated Judge Jeffery Jack of Labette County for the position. However, controversy over tweets Jack had made two years ago caused Kelly to reconsider the nomination. In March, Jack withdrew his name from consideration for the position. In April, Kelly nominated Kansas City-Area Attorney Sarah Warner for the Appellate Court, however Senate President Susan Wagle believes Kelly has missed the deadline to make a nomination, and that the job now falls to the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court. Kelly says despite that matter, she's confident the Senate will confirm Warner.
"She's been extraordinarily well received by the senators that she's met with, and I fully expect that on May 29th, sine die, we'll have a new Appellate Court Judge," says Governor Laura Kelly, (D) Kansas.
The Kansas legislature remains on recess until May 29th.