TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has appointed a Topeka lawyer to fill a vacancy on the Shawnee County District Court.
Mary Mattivi replaces District Judge Daniel Mitchell, who retired at the end of August.
Mattivi was among 12 applicants for the judgeship and one of three finalists chosen by a local nominating commission. Brownback cited her experience both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney in appointing her Tuesday.
Mattivi already has been substituting for judges in Shawnee County and in Topeka’s municipal court as a judge pro tem. She’s a former Shawnee County assistant district attorney and serves as the prosecutor for the small, Topeka-area town of Maple Hill.