Brownback names new Kansas district judge

Sam Brownback
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (KSN File Photo)

TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has named Faith Maughan to fill a vacancy in the 18th Judicial District in Sedgwick County.

Maughan is currently a judge for the city of Colwich in south-central Kansas. Brownback announced Monday that she would fill the vacancy left by Judge Anthony Powell, who was appointed earlier this year to the Kansas Court of Appeals.

Maughan earned her undergraduate and law degrees from Washburn University in Topeka. In addition to being a judge in Colwich she serves as city prosecutor for Maize, Park City and Cheney. She is also a captain in the U.S. Army Reserve and serves in the Judge Advocate General’s corps.

The 18th Judicial District is based in Wichita and covers all of Sedgwick County. Kansas has 31 judicial districts. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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