Kansas Governor Sam Brownback today announced the appointment of Tyler Roush of Wichita as a District Judge in the 18th District. He will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Judge Timothy Henderson. Roush previously was the winner of the Republican primary election and is unopposed in the general election.

“I am pleased to appoint Tyler Roush to the 18th District Court,” said Governor Brownback. “His experience makes him an excellent choice to serve the citizens of Sedgwick County.”

Roush currently serves in the Sedgwick County Counselor’s office, where he advises the county’s public safety units. He previously served as a prosecutor in the District Attorney’s office.  He received his undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and his law degree from the University of Missouri.

The state’s 105 counties are organized into 31 Judicial Districts.  The district courts serve as the trial courts for the state, overseeing all civil and criminal cases. The 18th District Court is comprised of Sedgwick County.