St. Peter to stay chief judge

St. Peter


District Court Judge Nicholas St. Peter will serve another two-year term as chief judge of the 19th Judicial District, with covers Cowley County.

The term is Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2019.

St. Peter, of Winfield, has served as district judge since 2004 and chief judge since 2010. He presides over cases at the Courthouse in Winfield.

“We are glad that Judge St. Peter agreed to serve another two years as chief judge, providing continuity in capable leadership in the 19th Judicial District,” said Supreme Court Chief Justice Lawton Nuss, who made the appointment.

Each of Kansas’ 31 judicial districts has a chief judge who, in addition to his or her judicial responsibilities, has general control over case assignments within the district, as well as general supervisory authority over the administrative and clerical functions of the court.

St. Peter is a native of Winfield and graduated from Fort Hays State University and Washburn University School of Law.

“I am honored to be reappointed to serve as the chief judge of our district,” St. Peter said. “I am grateful for the support and assistance that I receive from the other judges and staff in our district.” 

In addition to his judicial duties, St. Peter serves as the chair of the Kansas Commission on Judicial Qualifications and the Kansas Access to Justice Committee. He is also a member of the Chief Judges Council and the Kansas District Judges Association executive committee.

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