Topeka Names New Municipal Court Judge

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TOPEKA - The City of Topeka has a new Associate Judge for its municipal court.

Administrative Judge Steve Ebberts named Lloyd Swartz as the court’s new Associate Judge. The announcement was made Tuesday.

Swartz replaces Cheryl Rios Kingfisher. She was appointed as a Shawnee County District Court judge. Swartz will begin his new position on Monday, October 6.

“He is very patient and fair,” Ebberts said in a statement. “His experience and accomplishments will serve the citizens of Topeka well. I am pleased that he has chosen to further his career here at the City.”

The 57-year old served as a pro tem judge for the Topeka municipal court during the last several years. He was also the municipal court judge for Junction City for about two years, and has been a pro tem judge for the Shawnee County District Court. In addition, Swartz worked for Glenn, Cornish, Hanson & Karns Chartered's Civil Solutions practice, a mediation, arbitration and conflict management service.

Swartz is married. His wife, Chris, works for the State of Kansas. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.