Michael F. Powers of Marion has been reappointed as chief judge of the 8th Judicial District covering Marion, Dickinson, Morris, and Geary counties, Kansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced last week.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue serving as chief judge,” Powers said in a press release. “I appreciate having the confidence and support of the Supreme Court and the other judges and staff of the 8th District. They are dedicated public servants, and I am proud to work with them.”
The two-year reappointment will begin Jan. 1. Powers has been a district judge since May 1991. He is a native of Yates Center and a graduate of Emporia State University and University of Kansas School of Law.
He maintained a law practice in Council Grove and was Morris County attorney prior to taking the bench.