Gov. Branstad appoints eight Iowans to Judicial Nominating Commission Print
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Written by Office of the Governor of Iowa   
Monday, 14 January 2013 15:30

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry E. Branstad today appointed eight Iowans to the Judicial Nominating Commission.

 

Iowa Code changes require the State Judicial Nominating Commission to sunset on December 31, 2012. The previous commission composition was based on Congressional Districts from 1965 with one member from each district, for a total of seven members appointed by the governor. The new State Judicial Nominating Commission, based on Congressional Districts following the 2010 census, is effective January 1, 2013 in accordance with the Code of Iowa

 

The new commission has two members from each Congressional District, one male and one female, for a total of eight members appointed by the governor. Lawyers elect eight lawyer members to the commission. Iowa law requires members serve staggered terms. Full terms are six years in length.

 

The following individuals were appointed by Gov. Branstad:

 

Congressional District One

 

Jerry Welter, Monticello (effective January 19, 2013) – term ends April 30, 2014

Kathy Pearson, Cedar Rapids – term ends April 30, 2018

 

Congressional District Two

 

Scott Bailey, Otley – term ends April 30, 2014

Helen Sinclair, Melrose – term ends April 30, 2016

 

Congressional District Three

 

Liz Doll, Council Bluffs – term ends April 30, 2016

John Bloom, West Des Moines – term ends April 30, 2018

 

Congressional District Four

 

Patricia Roberts, Carroll – term ends April 30, 2014

Steve Sukup, Clear Lake – term ends April 30, 2016

 

The governor’s appointments are subject to Senate confirmation.

 

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