TOPEKA—The Court of Appeals Nominating Commission today announced the applicants for the vacancy on the Court of Appeals. The deadline to apply was 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 23. As of that deadline, the following Kansans had submitted their applications for consideration:

  • Daniel Cahill, Kansas City
  • Meryl Carver-Allmond, Lawrence
  • Monique Centeno, Wichita
  • Angela D. Coble, Salina
  • Henry R. Cox, Shawnee
  • Kevin Grauberger, Topeka
  • Amy L. Harth, Louisburg
  • Randall L. Hodgkinson, Topeka
  • Jacy J. Hurst, Lawrence
  • Lesley A. Isherwood, Wichita
  • Russell J. Keller, Fairway
  • Rhonda K. Mason, Olathe
  • Eunice Peters, Carbondale
  • David J. Rempel, Overland Park
  • Kristen D. Wheeler, Wichita
  • Marcia A. Wood, Wichita

The Commission will interview applicants on Wednesday, January 20, and Thursday, January 21, to fill the vacancy on the Kansas Court of Appeals created by the Supreme Court appointment of Melissa Taylor Standridge.

Interviews will be in a meeting room in the Wichita U.S. Courthouse, 401 N. Market St., Wichita, and are open to the public.

The interview schedule will be announced at a later date. All updates may be found at

Governor Laura Kelly signed Executive Order 20-01 on Tuesday, January 28, establishing the Court of Appeals Nominating Commission. Under Kansas law, the Governor appoints judges to the Court of Appeals subject to confirmation by the Kansas Senate. The Commission will review each applicant’s background and qualifications, conduct interviews, and then submit three nominees for the Governor to consider.