Judge Hostager, Dubuque, was appointed to the bench in 2013. He received his undergraduate degree in 1984 from Luther College. In 1988, he graduated with distinction from the University of Iowa College of Law and also received a MBA degree. Prior to being appointed to the bench, Judge Hostager taught for a year at the University of Northern Iowa and subsequently worked as an Assistant County Attorney in Dubuque. He is a member of the Dubuque County Bar Association and the Iowa Judges Association. Judge Hostager is married and has four children.