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City Attorney Candidate For Judgeship

By Gordon HopkinsDavid J.A. Bargen, City Attorney for Fairbury, is one of three candidates under consideration for a judgeship in Southeast Nebraska's First Judicial District. The winning candidate will replace District Court Judge Vicky Johnson, who retired at the end of January of this year. The First Judicial District consists of Jefferson, Fillmore, Gage, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline and Thayer counties.Until a replacement is appointed, the Honorable Julie D. Smith is serving as District Court judge in Jefferson County.On Tuesday, April 5, the Judicial Nominating Commission met in the District Court Courtroom of the ...


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