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Braun appointed to 23rd District Court


TOPEKA -- Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback today announced the appointment of Hays City Prosecutor Glenn R. Braun of Hays to the 23rd District Court of the State of Kansas. Braun will replace Judge Thomas L. Toepfer on the court.

"Glenn's active involvement in the community speaks volumes about his dedication to the people of Kansas. His qualifications for the court are exemplary, and I'm confident he will perform his duties with excellence and honor," Brownback said.

Braun is a partner in Glassman, Bird, Braun & Schwartz, LLP, where he has practiced law for the past 30 years. He serves on the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission as well as a prosecutor for the city of Hays and previously was elected two terms as Ellis County Attorney. Braun is a graduate of Kansas State University and received his juris doctorate, with honors, in 1981 from Washburn University School of Law, where he was the Student Bar Association president. He was twice-selected by the Supreme Court Nominating Commission for a position with the Kansas Court of Appeals.

The state's 105 counties are organized into 31 Judicial Districts. The district courts serve as the trial courts for the state, overseeing all civil and criminal cases. The 23rd District Court manages Ellis, Gove, Rooks and Trego counties.