Magistrate Goettsch, West Des Moines, was appointed to serve Polk County in 2012. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and her law degree from the University of Iowa. Prior to her appointment, Magistrate Goettsch was in private practice from 1994-1998 and served as a Deputy District Attorney in Las Vegas, Nevada from 1998-2006. From 2006 until her appointment, she served as an Assistant Iowa Attorney General in the Area Prosecutions Division. She is a member of the Polk County Bar Association, Polk County Women Attorneys, and the Iowa Organization of Women Attorneys. She is married with four children.