(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds appointed Patrick McElyea on Friday as district court judge in the Seventh Judicial District. McElyea will fill the judicial seat formerly held by Judge Paul L. Macek.

McElyea, of Davenport, received his law degree from Drake University Law School and his undergraduate degree from Central College. He currently serves as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Iowa.

The Seventh Judicial District includes Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine and Cedar counties.

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