David Raymond Klassen of Marquette will be interviewed at 9:30 Monday morning, August 4th at the Kansas Judicial Center – Fatzer Courtroom as one of fourteen applicants for Kansas Supreme Court Position 7.
The vacancy was created by the July 28 departure of Justice Nancy Moritz to serve on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Interviews will be open to the public and interested parties are encouraged to attend.
After interviewing applicants, the Supreme Court Nominating Commission will submit names of three qualified individuals to the governor. The governor will then choose from that list who to appoint to fill the Supreme Court vacancy.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission is an independent body created by the Kansas Constitution. Its members are: Anne E. Burke, Chair, Overland Park; David J. Rebein, Dodge City; Linda B. Weis, Manhattan; Natalie G. Haag, Topeka; Felita R. Kahrs, Topeka; Matthew D. Keenan, Leawood; Robert Hayworth, Shawnee Mission; Jay F. Fowler, Wichita; and Gary T. Mason, Maize.
According to information provided by Klassen to the Commission, Klassen is the father of 13 children, ranging in age from 16 to 35 and has previously served on the USD 400 Board of Education and as a member of the Parent's Council for Bethany College and assisted with Broadway RFD productions, both in the pit and on the stage. Klassen is also an Elder with the Sterling Reformed Presbyterian Church.