Bouker reappointed as chief judge
Special to the HDN
Chief Justice Lawton R. Nuss announced today the Supreme Court has reappointed Judge Edward E. Bouker, Hays, to a two-year term as chief judge of the 23rd Judicial District, effective Jan. 1.
Bouker has served as a district judge since 1993 in the 23rd Judicial District and presides over cases in Ellis, Gove, Rooks and Trego counties.
"I am privileged and honored to continue to serve as Chief Judge of the 23rd Judicial District," Bouker said. "I work with a group of very talented and hard working court staff and judges who are dedicated to serving the citizens of our four counties and the state of Kansas."
Bouker, a native of Grinnell, is a graduate of Fort Hays State University and the Kansas University School of Law. He practiced law for 17 years in Hays before his election to the bench in 1993. He has served as chief judge of the 23rd Judicial District since 1996 and also serves on the Kansas Judicial Council's Pattern Instructions for Kansas Committee and is chairman of the Kansas Supreme Court's Access to Justice Committee.
"I am very pleased to announce Chief Judge Bouker's reappointment," Nuss aid. "The Kansas judicial branch is facing a number of challenges, particularly the underfunding of the courts. We will rely on Chief Judge Bouker's assistance in facing them."