Judge Benson, Crescent, was appointed to the bench on May 3, 2019. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa in 2002 and her Juris Doctorate from Drake University School of Law in 2005. Judge Benson served as a law clerk for the Second Judicial District from 2005 to 2006. She was elected as the Humboldt County Attorney in 2006 and the Webster County Attorney in 2014. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Benson worked as an Assistant County Attorney in the Pottawattamie County Attorney’s Office.