Judge Gamon, Ottumwa, was appointed to the bench in 1993. She was born in Washington, Iowa, and graduated from Cornell College summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in 1979. In 1983, she graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law with high distinction. She worked for three law firms in private practice until her appointment to the bench, and also served as a Bremer County magistrate for two years. Judge Gamon became a district court judge in 2010. She has served as a member of the Iowa Courts Improvement Project and as a faculty member for the New Judge School. She is a member of the Eighth District Public Outreach Committee, and regularly speaks to local civic groups. She is a member of the Iowa Judges Association, the Iowa Bar Association, and the Wapello County Bar Association. Judge Gamon is married with three children.