David Kennedy, defeated for re-election in 2006, will return to the bench on temporary assignment in Sedgwick County District Court.
Kennedy, who served as a judge for 28 years, has been assigned as “pro-tem” to preside over juvenile jury trials expected to begin next month. Chief Judge Michael Corrigan announced that Kennedy will be called to help with jury trials for juveniles until two new judges’ positions are filled in January.
It’s not the first time a judge has lost an election in Sedgwick County and returned to the courthouse in the black robe. Carol Bacon currently handles protection from abuse and stalking dockets on a pro-tem basis.