July 24, 2024

TOPEKA — District Judge Phillip Fromme of Coffey County gets a strong grade of ‘B’ from a state group that rates the state’s judges. Fromme is the chief judge for the Fourth Judicial Ddistrict, which includes Franklin, Anderson, Osage and Coffey counties. Beginning with the election two years ago, state law requires the Kansas Commission on Judicial Performance to survey attorneys, appeal judges and the public about judges’ performance and give the judges grades before they face voters for retention votes. You’ll see Fromme’s name Tuesday on the ballot for a retention vote. The Kansas Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Fromme be retained. However, more than half of the attorneys surveyed say Fromme tends to be biased in favor of the prosecution in criminal cases. Other Supreme Court and appeals judges on Tuesday’s ballot also received Bs.
Monday, Nov. 1, 9 a.m.

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