DONIPHAN CO., Kan. (WIBW) -- Laura Johnson-McNish will be the new 22nd Judicial District Magistrate Judge.
Gov. Laura Kelly appointed Johnson-McNish to fill the position left vacant by Judge Roy Roper's retirement.
“Laura is not only a great attorney, but an experienced public servant,” Gov. Kelly said. “She brings an extensive understanding of the law and law enforcement, and she knows the 22nd Judicial District inside and out. I look forward to her contribution to the bench in Doniphan County and statewide.”
Johnson-McNish feels at home with the new position.
“I’m honored that Governor Kelly has chosen me for this position,” Johnson-McNish said. “I have deep roots in Doniphan County and am excited to be back full time.”
Johnson-McNish has been the Marshall County Attorney since 2010. She grew up in Doniphan County and earned degrees from Washburn University and Washburn University School of Law.