Judge Howes, Davenport, was appointed to the district court bench in September, 2006. She served as Associate Court Judge for Scott County from January 2000 until her appointment to district court. She served as a Scott County Magistrate from 1993 to 2000. Judge Howes also was an Assistant County Attorney for seven years. She received her undergraduate degree from Drake University in 1979 and her law degree from the University of Iowa in 1982.