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Second Judicial District - District Judge

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Honorable Edward A. Simons

Retention year: 1992
Recommendation: Retain

Judge Edward A. Simons graduated from Kansas State University in 1962 with a B.S. in mathematics, and from Washburn University Law School in 1965. He was admitted to the Bar in 1965. He spent 10 years in a variety of positions, including Deputy District Attorney, private practice, insurance adjuster, Congressional Aide, and Assistant Attorney General. Judge Simons served on the County Court bench for 15 years, six of which were as Chief Judge. He was appointed to the District Court in 1990 and spent his first year and a half in the Domestic Relations Division. He is currently assigned to the Criminal Division.

Based upon information supplied to the commission and personal interviews, Judge Simons is rated highly in the areas of integrity, knowledge of the law, communication skills, courtroom and docket management, diligence, fairness, and promptness of rulings. Judge Simons arrives at work at 7:00 a.m. because of the heavy caseload in the Criminal Division. There is tremendous pressure to move the docket because of this volume and the deadlines imposed on criminal cases by statute.

The 2nd Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Edward A. Simons be retained.