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Three Nominees Chosen for Iowa Supreme Court Vacancy

March 6, 2020

Fifteen Iowans applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Supreme Court that will occur upon the retirement of Justice David Wiggins.

The nominating commission met Friday, March 6, 2020 to interview the applicants for the vacancy.   Following the interviews, the commission deliberated and selected a slate of three nominees from the group of applicants and delivered the slate to the Governor.  The nominees selected are:

Mary Chicchelly, Cedar Rapids

Matt McDermott, Des Moines 

David May, Polk City

The governor has thirty (30) days in which to appoint the new judge.

The 17-member commission is composed of, eight commissioners elected by lawyers licensed to practice law in Iowa, and nine commissioners appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Iowa Senate. The names of the commissioners are on the Iowa Judicial Nominating Commissions website.

For More Information:

Contact: Trish Roberts, Chair of the State Judicial Nominating Commission; 712-830-9912;

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