TOPEKA—Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced the appointment of Scott E. McPherson of Sterling as a District Judge in the 20th District, comprised of five counties in central Kansas.

McPherson will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Ron Svaty.

McPherson has served as the Rice County Attorney since 2007, and previously was an Assistant County Attorney in Barton County and an Assistant District Attorney in Douglas County. He received his undergraduate degree from Asbury College, a master’s degree from The Ohio State University, and his law degree from the University of Kansas.

The 20th District includes Barton, Ellsworth, Rice, Russell, and Stafford Counties.