Wyandotte County district judge to retire after 30 years of service
District Judge J. Dexter Burdette will retire September 30, 2018, after serving more than 30 years on the bench in the 29th Judicial District. Burdette, a Wyandotte County native, was appointed to fill a vacancy in the district court and was sworn in June 7, 1988. He subsequently won a contested election to retain his position and has been re-elected since. Judges in the 29th Judicial District, composed of Wyandotte County, are directly elected by voters. He was a juvenile court judge for two years and then a judge in the court's limited actions division. Since 1993, he has presided over cases in the criminal division.