Assistant Sedgwick County Counselor Tyler Roush has been appointed to fill the judgeship left vacant by the resignation of former Sedgwick County District Court Judge Timothy Henderson.
Roush, who ousted Henderson from the seat in the Aug. 2 Republican primary, will be sworn in Sept. 27, according to a post on his Facebook page. The appointment was announced in an e-mail Wednesday from Gov. Sam Brownback’s office.
Henderson, who spent 16 years on the bench and was supposed to serve until January, resigned earlier this month ahead of his second disciplinary hearing before the Kansas Supreme Court.
It’s unclear what sanctions, if any, Henderson may face on allegations he lied to cover up misconduct during his tenure, including sexual harassment of female prosecutors and court staff. Roush is unopposed in the Nov. 8 general election.