As last week came to a close, Gov.-elect Laura Kelly released the names of 18 applicants for a seat on the Kansas Court of Appeals that will come open with a retirement in January.
The candidates will be interviewed by a nine-member panel made up of five lawyers and four nonlawyers. Kelly is using the merit selection process that's now employed to pick justices for the Kansas Supreme Court.
The panel will recommend three candidates to the governor to choose from for the court appointment.
Here is a list of the candidates with some biographical background about . . .