Judges

IOWA JUDICIAL ELECTIONS

Judges in Iowa participate in retention elections following an assisted appointment method of judicial selection. Judicial elections in Iowa are held during the November general election on even-numbered years.


IOWA SUPREME COURT

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The Iowa Supreme Court is the court of last resort for the state of Iowa. The court is composed of seven justices who serve eight-year terms. Justices are chosen through a commission-selection, political appointment method, and stand for retention in order to serve subsequent terms.

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Susan Christensen
Appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds
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Edward Mansfield
Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad
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Christopher McDonald
Appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds
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Thomas Waterman
Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad
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IOWA COURT of APPEALS

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The Iowa Court of Appeals, composed of nine judges, is the intermediate appellate court in Iowa. The court hears cases assigned to it by the Iowa Supreme Court and reviews appeals from the trial courts in the state. Most of the appeals filed in Iowa are heard by the Iowa Court of Appeals, and its decisions are final unless granted further review by the Iowa Supreme Court.

Thomas N. Bower
Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad
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David May
Appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds
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Julie Schumacher
Appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds.
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Sharon Soorholtz Greer
Appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds
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DISTRICT 7 COURT

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Iowa District Seven is a district court in Iowa. It encompasses the counties of CedarClintonJacksonMuscatine, and Scott.

Joel William Barrows
Appointed by Governor Terry Brandstad
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Mark Fowler
Appointed by Governor Tom Vilsack
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Marlita A. Greve
Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad

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Henry William Latham II
Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad
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Mark R. Lawson
Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad
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Patrick A. McElyea
Appointed by Governor Terry Branstad
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Tamra J. Roberts
Appointed by Governor Kim Reynolds
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Christine Dalton Ploof – district associate judge
Appointed by Governor Tom Vilsack
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Korie Talkington – district associate judge
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Cheryl Eileen Traum – district associate judge
Appointed by the Seventh District Court judges to replace John G Mullen
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