Fleetwood reappointed top judge in Sedgwick County

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court has reappointed Judge James Fleetwood as chief judge for the 18th Judicial District in Sedgwick County.

The announcement of the two-year appointment was made Wednesday by Chief Justice Lawton Nuss. It is effective Jan. 1.

Fleetwood has served as a district judge since 2009 in the 18th Judicial District in Sedgwick County.

He is a graduate of the Washburn School of Law and was in private practice before being elected to the 11th Division in 1997.

Fleetwood says in a news release the court and its staff strives to meet the challenges of budget constraints, developing technology and evolving court services.

Nuss says that the state’s judicial branch faces a number of challenges, particularly in the underfunding of the courts.

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