TOPEKA – Governor Jeff Colyer has appointed Laura Lewis of Meade, as a District Judge in the 16th District.

She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Van Hampton.

Lewis currently serves as the Meade County Attorney, a position to which she was first elected in 2008. She also serves as a municipal judge for Dodge City.

She received her undergraduate and law degrees from Washburn University.

The 16th District is comprised of Clark, Comanche, Ford, Gray, Kiowa, and Meade Counties.