Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced today he has appointed Chief Deputy District Attorney of Wyandotte County Michael A. Russell to the 29th District Court of the State of Kansas. Russell's appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Thomas Boeding.
"I am pleased to appoint Judge Russell to the 29th District Court. He has demonstrated his commitment to his community and to the Kansas judicial process during his years of service, both public and private, and I am convinced he will continue to serve the people of Kansas in this new role for years to come," Governor Brownback said.
Russell is a 1988 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. He has spent a majority of his professional career in the Wyandotte County District Attorney's office. In his 22 years of service in the Wyandotte office, Russell has served as Assistant District Attorney, Senior Assistant District Attorney and currently serves as Chief Deputy District Attorney. The 29th District Court serves Wyandotte County.
The state's 105 counties are organized into 31 Judicial Districts. The district courts serve as the trial courts for the state, overseeing all civil and criminal cases.