Year Elected: District Magistrate Judge 2004; District Court Judge 2006 Law School: Washburn University School of Law, J.D. 1977 College and Degree: U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., B.S. 1969
Infantry Officer, U.S. Army 1969-1974 (Infantry Plt. Ldr. 101st Abn. Div. Viet Nam ’70-’71); Assistant Shawnee County District Attorney ‘77-‘78; Assistant Reno County Attorney 1978-1981; Reno County Attorney 1981-1983; Private Practice: Rauh, Thorne, Childs and O’Sullivan (later Leslie, O’Sullivan, McCarville and Brown) ‘83-‘05; District Magistrate Judge ‘05-‘07; District Court Judge ‘07- present.
Kansas Bar Association, Reno County Bar Association (President ‘99), Kansas District Magistrate Judges Association (Legislative Committee ‘06), National Judges Association, Kansas District Judges Association, American Judges Association. Graduate of National District Attorneys Career Prosecutor Course ‘79 and National Judicial College Special Court Jurisdiction Advanced Course ‘06.
Boy Scout Leader, Ass’t. Scoutmaster, Wood Badge, Order of the Arrow (Ordeal, Brotherhood and Vigil Honor, OA Lodge Advisor ‘95-‘97); Twin Oaks Boys Home Board Member ‘81-‘91 President ‘89-‘91; Member American Legion, (21 years as Team Host NJCAA BB tournament committee); Veterans of Foreign Wars, U.S. Army Ranger Ass’n., Ass’n. of Graduates of USMA, Board Member West Point Society of Greater Wichita; Admissions Field Representative for U.S. Military Academy ‘93 to Present for First and Fourth Congressional Districts. Reno County Chamber of Commerce (’83 to present).
Member Holy Cross Catholic Church, Hutchinson; Knights of Columbus Council #7279, Grand Knight ‘89-‘90; Charter Member Fr. Cushing Assembly K of C Fourth Degree.
Married in May ‘72 to Diane, two grown children, David and wife Tess and granddaughter, Boise, ID and Amy and husband Mike and two grandsons, Portland, OR.