Governor Sam Brownback on Wednesday announced the appointment of Richard A. Macias of Wichita as a District Judge in the 18th District.

Macias will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Timothy G. Lahey.

Macias currently has a private practice in Wichita, and serves as a Sedgwick County Court Judge and as a member of the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. He received his undergraduate degree from Kansas Newman College and his law degree from the University of Kansas.

“Richard has practiced law in Sedgwick County for a number of years with distinction and will continue to work in the community as a district court judge with integrity,” Governor Brownback said.

The 18th District is comprised of Sedgwick County.