Gov. Laura Kelly has appointed Judge Monique Centeno, Wichita, District Court Judge – Division 11 of 18th District Court, to the Governor’s Commission on Racial Equity and Justice. Gov. Kelly previously appointed Centeno to fill the term of retiring Chief Judge James Fleetwood in August 2019.

The commission will study racial equity and justice in Kansas, and hold listening sessions with Kansans across the state with experience and expertise in the topic. The commission will make recommendations to the governor, the legislature, and local governments on concrete and immediate steps that can be taken to increase racial equity and justice in Kansas.

Judge Centeno graduated from the University of Kansas and graduated with a juris doctorate in 2005 from Washburn School of Law. She previously worked as an associate at Williamson & Ohaebosim, as an assistant public defender, then as a trial attorney for Wall Huntington before being appointed as a district court judge.

Fourteen other members of the commission were announced in our June 25 issue CLICK HERE.

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