Magistrate David M. Erickson, West Des Moines, was appointed to serve Polk County August, 1, 2009. He graduated from Drake University with his bachelor's degree in 1974 and received his law degree from the same institution in 1978. David has been in private practice since 1978. He is a member of the American College of Real Estate Attorneys and the Real Estate Section of the Iowa Bar Association. Erickson is single and the proud father of two boys adopted from Russia.