TOPEKA (KSNT) – A full Senate voted Wednesday 31 to 9 confirming Kathryn Gardner to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Republican Governor Sam Brownback issued the following statement following Gardner’s confirmation.
“I am pleased that the full Senate this afternoon confirmed Kathryn Gardner to serve on the Kansas Court of Appeals. Kathryn Gardner has a distinguished legal career and will bring to the bench qualities important to a jurist. She is thoughtful, dedicated to the rule of law and understands the importance of professionalism, objectivity and judicial demeanor. Kansans want judges of keen intellect and integrity and who respect the values of our great state.
“I appreciate the work of the Senate in recognizing Kathryn Gardner’s qualifications to serve the citizens of Kansas.”
Gardner has served as the law clerk for U.S. District Judge Sam Crow since 2000 after working for 12 years as a practicing lawyer in Wichita and two years as an assistant state attorney general.
She said her time as clerk was directly applicable to the job of an appellate judge, but King said it leaves too vague of an impression of her legal philosophy.