Pool of Kansas Supreme Court applicants shrinks

(KSNT Photo/Brian Dulle)

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita attorney has withdrawn her application for the Kansas Supreme Court because she’s running for the Republican nomination for a Sedgwick County District Court judgeship.

Linda Kirby said Monday she didn’t want to leave Republicans without a candidate if she wins Tuesday’s primary election against Seth Rundle of Wichita. The winner will face Democrat and incumbent Judge Gregory Waller.

Kirby was one of 14 judges and attorneys to apply for the vacancy created by the departure of former Justice Nancy Moritz to the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Kirby said that when she applied for the Supreme Court, she didn’t know when a judicial nominating commission would pick finalists. The panel plans to do so Tuesday after interviewing the 13 other candidates.


Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s