Heather Figger took the oath of office to become the Harvey County attorney during the Harvey County Commission meeting on Dec. 21.

Ninth Judicial District Chief Judge Marilyn Wilder swore Figger into office.

Figger said she wants her time as attorney to be defined by fairness and honesty.

"I'm definitely focused in on fairness and making sure everybody gets their voice to be heard," Figger said. "Obviously, for a variety of reasons, people are going to walk out of here not necessarily feeling like they got what they wanted, but I want them to feel like they were treated fairly and that they were heard in the process."

Figger was appointed to fill the remainder of the term vacated by Jason Lane, who stepped down to accept a position as judge for the Ninth Judicial District.

Figger will fill the remainder of the term, which runs through 2024.

A Wamego native, Figger completed her undergraduate studies at American University in Washington, D.C., and then attended law school at the University of Kansas. She spent 10 years as an assistant district attorney for the Sedgwick County District Attorney's Office before joining Lane's staff as an assistant attorney early in 2021.

You can find out more about the Attorney's Office here.

(Updated Jan. 4, 2022)