Judge Bailey, Burlington, was appointed to the bench in 2016. She received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Northern Iowa, graduating summa cum laude in 2002. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law, graduating with distinction in 2005. After graduation, Judge Bailey entered private practice until 2007. She was an Assistant County Attorney at the Des Moines County Attorney's office from 2007 until 2014. Judge Bailey worked as an Assistant Public Defender in Burlington from 2014 to 2016, when she was selected as a District Associate Court Judge.