Keith Collett nominated for 8th district judgeship

Keith Collett, former Marion resident now living in Chapman, is one of three candidates nominated last week for a district court judgeship in the 8th Judical District.

The 8th Judicial District Nominating Commission sent the names of the three candidates for district court judge to Gov. Sam Brown?back, who has 60 days to decide who will fill the vacancy that will be created by the Jan. 12 retirement of Judge David R. Platt.

The 8th judicial district includes Dickinson, Geary, Marion and Morris counties.

Collett is a district magistrate judge in Dickinson County.

The other two candidates are: Ryan Rosauer, Junction City, who is in private practice with Weary Davis, L.C., and is also senior defense counsel with the 22nd Legal Operations Detachment of the U.S. Army Reserve; and Margaret White, Council Grove, who is a district magistrate judge in Morris County.

Kansas law requires that a judge be a resident of the district, be at least 30 years old, have actively practiced law for at least five years, and be admitted to practice law in Kansas.

Representing Marion County on the district nominating committee are Kevin R. Fruechting and Edwin M. Wheeler Jr. of Marion.

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