Judges in Nebraska are appointed by the governor and then retained by popular vote. It is extremely rare for a sitting judge to be voted out of office.
Every other year, the Nebraska State Bar Association issues an evaluation of judges by attorneys in the state. Here are the judges Lancaster County voters will see on their general election ballots, and how they ranked in the 2018 evaluation in terms of whether they should be retained.
Stephanie F. Stacy, 91.3 percent
Judge of the District Court (District 3, Lancaster County)
Lori A. Maret, 55.4 percent
Robert R. Otte, 89.6 percent
Susan I. Strong, 94.1 percent
Judge of the County Court (District 3)
Holly J. Parsley, 87.5 percent
Thomas E. Zimmerman, 85.2 percent
Judge of the Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court (statewide)
J. Michael Fitzgerald, 73.3 percent
Julie A. Martin, 100 percent