Magistrate Don L. Williams, Ankeny, was appointed to serve Polk County on August 1, 2017. He graduated from Drake University with a BA in Education in 1973. He received a MA in Special Education in August 1979 and his J.D. in 1984 from Drake University. Magistrate Williams received his MBA| from the University of Iowa in 1999. Before his appointment he was employed in the Legal Department of Principal Financial Group and the FHLB of Des Moines.