Bush appointed as Circuit Court Judge


May 5, 2022

Sticking close to home again when making his decision, Governor Mark Gordon has selected Crook County Deputy Attorney Lynda R. Bush as the Sixth Judicial District’s next Circuit Court Judge.

“I want to thank Governor Gordon for the honor of this appointment, and I look forward to serving the citizens of Crook and Weston Counties,” Bush said.

Bush was selected from a list of three candidates that were submitted to the governor by the Judicial Nominating Commission for his consideration. Also on the list were Jacqueline K. Brown of Casper and Nathan J. Henkes of Gillette.

Bush will replace Judge Matthew F.G. Castano, who served in the role for eight years before his appointment as District Court Judge for the same circuit. Castano replaced Judge Thomas W. Rumpke upon his retirement.

Bush has served Crook County as a prosecuting attorney and Deputy County Attorney since 2017. She previously served in the same role in Weston County and as a State’s Attorney in Edmunds County, South Dakota.

Bush earned her bachelors degree from Northern State University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of South Dakota.

“Ms. Bush’s humility and her experience with both the Crook and Weston County courts will serve her well in the role of Circuit Court Judge,” Governor Gordon said in his announcement.


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