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Judicial District 5

Judicial Vacancies in District 5

District 5C (Polk County) Notice of Magistrate Vacancy (October 10, 2022) (New Position).

District 5A Notice of District Judge Vacancy with Commission Members Contact Information, Instructions, Application, and Background Information (September 23, 2022) (Judge Mertz)

District 5C Notice of District Associate Probate Judge Vacancy with Instructions (September 12, 2022) (Judge Block)

Judicial Candidates in District 5

District 5A Candidates for District Judge Vacancy with Interview Schedule, Applications, and Writing Samples (October 21, 2022) (Judge Mertz)

District 5C Candidates for District Associate Probate Judge Vacancy with Interview Schedule, Applications, and Writing Samples (October 24, 2022) (Judge Block)

District 5C (Polk County) Candidates for Magistrate Vacancy with Interview Schedule (October 31, 2022) (New Position)

Judicial Nominees In District 5

District 5C Nominees for District Associate Probate Judge Vacancy (October 28, 2022)) (Judge Block)

District 5A Nominees for District Judge Vacancy (October 27, 2022)) (Judge Mertz)

Judicial Appointments in District 5

District 5C (Polk County) Certificate of Appointment for Magistrate (November 2, 2022)

District 5A Judicial Nominating Commission


Honorable Martha Mertz, Knoxville

Appointed Term Expires
Erika Bauer, Clive  1-31-28
Kathleen (Katy) Downes, Winterset  1-31-28
Erik Askelsen, Indianola 1-31-26
Fred Kreykes, Pella 1-31-24
Robert (Bob) Bird, Dexter 1-31-24


Elected Term Expires
Brian Patrick Galligan, Des Moines 1-31-28
Ashley N. Grieser, Waukee 1-31-24
Scott A. Hall, Adel 1-31-24
Kimberley K. Baer, Van Meter 1-31-26
Gary G. Mattson, Indianola 1-31-26

Notice of Pending Special Election in District 5A For District Judicial Nominating Commissioner (March 1, 2022)
Nominating Petition for Special Judicial Nominating Commissioner for District 5A Special Election (March 1, 2022)
Special Judicial Nominating Commission District 5A Election Certified Voting Results and Vote Count for Each Candidate (May 2, 2022)

District 5B Judicial Nominating Commission


Honorable Dustria Relph, Corydon

Appointed Term Expires
Paul Maynes, Lenox 1-31-22
Mary Alisha Kale, Osceola 1-31-22
Clel Baudler, Greenfield 1-31-24
Craig Scott, Chariton 1-31-26
Brenda DeVore, Promise City 1-31-24


Elected Term Expires
Robert Walter Reynoldson, Osceola 1-31-28
George B. Jones, Lamoni 1-31-24
Amanda May Demichelis, Chariton  1-31-24
Paul M. Goldsmith, Chariton 1-31-26
Tonita M. Helton, Leon 1-31-26

District 5C Judicial Nominating Commission


Honorable Scott D. Rosenberg, Polk County

Appointed Term Expires
Sandra Conlin, West Des Moines  1-31-28
Denise Bubeck, Grimes 1-31-26
Michael Currie, Des Moines 1-31-26
Steve Boal, Ankeny 1-31-24
Brett Roberts, Des Moines 1-31-24


Elected Term Expires
Christine Ellen Branstad, Des Moines 1-31-28
Tom L. Drew, Des Moines 1-31-28
Frederick W. James, Des Moines 1-31-24
John F. Fatino, Des Moines 1-31-26
Tammy M. Westhoff Gentry, Des Moines 1-31-26

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