Judge Schlenker, Indianola, was appointed to the bench as District Associate Judge in 2012. He was born in Des Moines, graduated from Indianola Community High School in 1972, received a B.S. in Economics from Iowa State University in 1975, and his J.D. from Creighton University in 1978. Prior to appointment to the bench he served as an Assistant Iowa Attorney General, an Assistant Warren County Attorney, and was in private practice in Indianola for 31 years. He is a member of the American and Iowa State Bar Associations, having served in many leadership roles, and belongs to the Iowa Judges Association. He is married with two children and two grandchildren.