The 21st Judicial District, made up of Clay and Riley counties, is seeking nominations for a district judge in Riley County.

The position will be open when Chief Judge Meryl Wilson retires June 16 after more than two decades serving in the district.

Individuals can apply or be nominated using forms and more information found at

Public interviews with nominees will take place 8:30 a.m. July 24 at the Riley County Courthouse.

A nominating commission will then select three to five names to send to the governor for appointment. After a year, the judge must stand for a retention vote in the next general election, serving a four-year term if retained.

The nominating commission includes Supreme Court Departmental Justice Marla Luckert; Kyle Bauer and Steven McMahan, Clay Center; Steven Hargrave, Randolph; and William Bahr, Johanna Lyle, James Morrison, Derrick Roberson and Kitra Schartz, Manhattan.