Gov. Laura Kelly is going to get her fourth appellate court appointment with the announcement that the longest serving judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals will retire April 3.
Judge G. Joseph Pierron Jr., 72, announced Monday that he would retire from appeals court after serving almost 30 years and authoring 392 published opinions.
This will be the second judge Kelly will get to appoint to the Kansas Court of Appeals.
Last year, she named Sarah Warner to replace Patrick McAnany on the Appeals Court when he retired.
Kelly has already appointed one judge to the state Supreme Court . . .