District 8B nominating commission accepting applications for retiring Judge Danielson’s position
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The Judicial Nominating Commission for Iowa’s Eighth Judicial District, Subdistrict B is accepting applications for a district court judge to replace Judge Cynthia Danielson who is retiring effective Jan. 28.


Judge Danielson, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, was appointed to the bench in 1999 after working in private practice since 1976 during which time she also served four years as a Henry County judicial magistrate and 12 years as a judicial hospital referee for Henry County. She is a long-time member of the Iowa Judges Association and served as its president from 2012-2013.


Applicants for the district judge position must be admitted to the Iowa Bar, live in judicial district 8B, which is comprised of Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa Counties, and be able to serve an initial and one regular term of office before reaching the age of 72.


Copies of the application can be obtained from the District Court Administrator’s office for the Eighth Judicial District, 211 East Fourth Street, Ottumwa, IA  52501, by emailing cathy.reck@iowacourts.gov, or by calling 641-684-6502, ext 110.


All applications must be received by the court administrator’s office no later than 4:30 p.m., Nov. 13. The commission expects to conduct interviews Nov. 17.