Terry Branstad has appointed 17 individuals as judicial nominating
commissioners in Iowa’s 14 judicial districts, and two individuals to the Iowa
commissioners, who are charged with selecting candidates for open judgeship
positions in their districts, will serve six-year terms ending in 2020. Each
district judicial nominating commission consists of 11 members, five of whom
are appointed by the governor, and five who are elected by Iowa-licensed
attorneys residing in the district. The chief judge in the district serves as
the eleventh member and chair of the commission.
names of the new commissioners elected by attorneys in the district should be
available in the next day or two. They will be posted in the Legal News section
of the ISBA website, and
published in next week’s newsletter.
of appointees made by the governor.