DES MOINES – Iowa voters can find information about the professional qualifications and background of every judge on the November 4th retention ballot at the Iowa Judicial Branch website-www.iowacourts.gov.
Results from The Iowa State Bar Association’s biennial survey of judges standing for retention in this year’s general election were tabulated and are now available to the public.
The ISBA has conducted the biennial performance review since 1962 when Iowa adopted its merit system for selecting judges. The review is designed to give voters information on which to base their decisions about keeping a judge in office.
The 70 district court judges and two court of appeals judges standing for retention in this year’s general election Nov. 4 are well qualified to remain as judges, the review determined, overall.
All 72 received high marks on the 12 questions (10 for members of the court of appeals) for their professionalism and demeanor as determined by the attorneys who voted in the biennial Judicial Performance Review conducted by The Iowa State Bar Association. There were 1,117 attorneys who completed the performance review in early September.
All 14 of Iowa’s judicial election districts have at least one judge standing for retention in the 2014 general election.
District 2A covers the North Central Iowa counties of Bremer, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Mitchell, Winnebago, and Worth. The judges that serve this district are Christopher Foy, Gregg R. Rosenbladt, DeDra L. Schroeder, Colleen D. Weiland, Annette Boehlje and Karen Kaufman Salic.
Those standing for retention are: Christopher Foy, Gregg R. Rosenbladt, DeDra L. Schroeder, and Colleen D. Weiland.