John F Bosch
Judge Bosch practiced law for over 30 years before his appointment as a District Judge in 2012. Judge Bosch is a 1978 graduate of Kansas State University, with a degree in Political Science, and a 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Law. He practiced law in Olathe, Kansas from 1981 to 1983 and in Clay Center, Kansas from 1983 until appointed to the bench in 2012. Judge Bosch served as Clay County Attorney from 1983 to 1991. Judge Bosch is married, has three children, and resides in Clay Center.
Judge Wilson graduated from Kansas State University in 1971 with a Bachelor's Degree in the Science of History. In 1974, he received his Law Degree from Washburn University and was in the private practice of law in Manhattan from 1974 until 1997. On April 18, 1997, Judge Wilson began his tenure as a District Judge of the 21st Judicial District. In 1997, he attended the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada and has served as President of the District Judges Association. In 2011, he was appointed to serve as a member of the Kansas Supreme Court's Blue Ribbon Commission.
Judge Bannister graduated from the University of Kansas Law School in 1997. He engaged in the private practice of law in Manhattan, Kansas for the following nineteen years. He also served as an adjunct professor teaching ethics in the College of Business at Kansas State University. Prior to being appointed as a District Court Judge in September of 2016, Bannister served on numerous legal committees, civic boards and youth organizations. He has competed in numerous half marathons and marathons. He is married and has three children.
Sheila P Hochhauser
Judge Hochhauser graduated from law school at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1984, and moved to Kansas in 1985. In 1988, she was elected to the Kansas House of Representatives and she served as a state representative for Manhattan until 1997. She was in private legal practice for 22 years in Kansas before being sworn in as District Magistrate Judge for Riley County on August 31, 2007. She served on the Access to Justice Committee and the Pro Bono Legal Services Committee of the Kansas Bar Association. She was president of the Riley County Bar Association in 1996 to 1997. She taught Business Law at Kansas State University in 1987 to 1988 and from 1999 to 2007. Judge Hochhauser is married to a KSU professor and has two children.