Kelly names Revenue Department counsel to judgeship


Gov. Laura Kelly on Wednesday named the general counsel from the state Revenue Department to a district court judgeship in Shawnee County.

Kelly appointed Jay D. Befort of Topeka to a judgeship position in the Third Judicial District, which covers Shawnee County.

He replaces Rachel Pickering, who was appointed to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

“Jay has had a long history of advocating on behalf of Kansans in Topeka,” Kelly said in a statement.

“He is an experienced and skilled attorney . . .


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