Linda M. Fangman was appointed District Court Judge for District 1B in October 2015. Prior to that appointment, Judge Fangman was the Black Hawk County Attorney, an Assistant Black Hawk County Attorney and an Assistant Marshall County Attorney, prosecuting for over 20 years. Judge Fangman earned her JD from Drake University Law School in 1995 and her BA from St. Ambrose University in 1992. Judge Fangman was originally appointed to the Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure in September 2014 and was reappointed to the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure in September 2017. In April 2018 Judge Fangman was then appointed to the newly established Iowa Rules of Criminal Procedure Review Task Force. Judge Fangman was appointed to the Iowa Rules of Evidence Substantive Review Task Force in August 2021. Judge Fangman serves as the 1B Judicial Representative for the Iowa Judges Association since 2020.