Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints Judge for 54th Judicial Circuit

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 23, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

James R. Schrand, of Burlington, accepts appointment

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed James R. Schrand, of Burlington, as judge for the 54th Judicial Circuit, which consists of Boone and Gallatin Counties.

“J.R. Schrand’s experience and accomplishments as a lawyer and as Boone County attorney, combined with his strong devotion to public service and his community, demonstrate that he has the qualities necessary to be a great Circuit Judge,” said Governor Fletcher.

“I want to thank Governor Fletcher and the General Assembly for their awareness and efforts in supporting the funding for this new Circuit Judge position,” said Schrand.  “I appreciate Governor Fletcher’s confidence in me and his recognition of my accomplishments as Boone County Attorney.  I will work hard in serving the citizens of Boone and Gallatin Counties as Circuit Judge.”

Schrand, who most recently served as Boone County Attorney, received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Kentucky, a master of business administration from Indiana Wesleyan University and a juris doctor from the Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University.  Schrand is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Northern Kentucky Bar Association, the Kentucky County Attorneys’ Association and the National District Attorneys’ Association.  He has served as director of the Boone County Education Foundation and the Boone County Businessmen Association.

The judgeship was created by the 2006 General Assembly in an effort to reduce caseload backlog in the growth area of Boone and Gallatin Counties. Schrand, a candidate for the judgeship, will serve until the seat is filled by general election this November.