After 15 years on the bench, District Judge Rebecca Pilshaw was unseated in the general election.
Patrick Walters won yesterday's vote, topping Pilshaw 56 percent to 44 percent.
Pilshaw was publicly censured earlier this year by the Kansas Supreme Court for her actions during a 2004 murder trial when she yelled at prospective jury members. Pilshaw apologized to the jury panel after the incident.
Walters will assume her seat in January.