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Gov. Reynolds appoints Stan Thompson as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission

This news story was published on January 5, 2022.
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Stanley J. Thompson

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the appointment of Stan Thompson of Clive to serve as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. Thompson, most recently serving in private practice at Dentons Davis Brown P.C., begins his new role on Jan. 10, 2022. The firm’s website says of Thompson, “Stan is an experienced and preeminent Iowa commercial litigator tackling complex issues. He’s tried more than 35 cases to juries across Iowa. Stan’s clients – Iowa banks, businesses, medical practices, and construction companies – depend on him for his ability to efficiently process often complicated information as he works toward a solution in their case.”

Kim Reynolds

“Protecting the civil rights of Iowans is one of the most important functions of state government,” said Gov. Reynolds. “Stan’s extensive experience in business litigation, practicing for the past 36 years, coupled with his knowledge in ethics and professional conduct will make him a valued leader for the commission.”

“I’m honored to be appointed by Governor Reynolds to serve as the Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission,” Thompson said. “I look forward to performing this important role in protecting Iowans’ civil rights.”

Thompson has served on the Iowa Public Information Board since 2020 and six years on the Iowa State University Alumni Association Board as a Board Member and Chair. Thompson has a juris doctorate from the George Washington University National Law Center and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Iowa State University.

The Iowa Civil Rights Commission is a neutral, fact-finding law enforcement agency charged with effectively enforcing the Iowa Civil Rights Act. ICRC enforces state and federal laws that prohibit discrimination in employment, public accommodations, housing, education and credit by investigating and litigating civil rights complaints. The Commission also provides conflict resolution services including mediation and conciliation for civil rights matters. In addition to its role as a law enforcement agency, the Commission works to prevent discrimination by providing training and education to the public.

Thompson’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate.

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4 Responses to Gov. Reynolds appoints Stan Thompson as Executive Director of the Iowa Civil Rights Commission

  1. Shaq'ueena Roas'b'eefa Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2022 at 5:16 pm

    Peckerewood huwhite devil don’t kno nothin bout no cizil rights. dis bitsh shouda put a biwoc in there. Yall racis

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2022 at 3:18 pm

    Another fox appointed to guard the henhouse. This guy’s assignment is to unravel and suppress civil rights, of course. He’s spent his career defending big business against alleged civil and human rights violations.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 5, 2022 at 1:09 pm

    Money, money, money. No experience in civil rights laws.

    • Anonymous Reply Report comment

      January 9, 2022 at 8:01 am

      Just like you trying to express your opinion on something you know nothing about