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Commission Names Nominees for Iowa Supreme Court

July 10, 2018

After completing public interviews of all 21 applicants, the State Judicial Nominating Commission has selected a slate of three nominees to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court that will occur when Justice Bruce Zager retires September 3, 2018.

The nominees are:

Susan Christensen
District Court Judge
Fourth Judicial District

Terri Combs
Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP
West Des Moines

Kellyann Lekar
Chief Judge
First Judicial District

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has thirty days in which to make the appointment to the court from this slate of nominees. The application for each applicant and archived video of each of the applicant interviews is posted on the Judicial Branch website at:

For More Information:

Contact: The State Judicial Nominating Commission through Steve Davis, Court Communication Director, (515) 348-4967 or [email protected]

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