Judge Showers, Washington, was appointed to the bench in November 2016. Judge Showers was born in Leon, Iowa, and grew up on farms in Lucas and Wayne counties. He graduated from Mormon Trail Community High School in 2000 and the University of Iowa in 2004. He received his law degree from Washburn University School of Law in 2008. In law school, Judge Showers was active in law clinic and elected Student Bar Association President. After being admitted to the Iowa Bar, Judge Showers worked as an assistant county attorney in Cerro Gordo County and Washington County. He also worked as an assistant public defender in Ottumwa before being elected Washington County Attorney in November 2014. Judge Showers is a member of the Washington County Bar Association, Iowa Bar Association and the Iowa Judge’s Association. Judge Showers and his wife, Megan, have two children.