Magistrate Bert Watson, Dewitt, was appointed to serve Clinton County in 1981. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Northern Iowa in 1972 and his law degree from the University of Iowa in 1976. He worked for Clinton County Legal Aid until 1981 and has since been engaged in the private practice of law. Watson is a member of the Clinton County, Iowa State, and American Bar Associations, and serves on the board for the Southside Development Corporation and Dewitt Community Hospital Foundation. He is married.