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Membership

The seven-member commission is an independent entity, separate from the Iowa Judicial Branch. Members include:

·         Four persons (not lawyers or judges) appointed by the governor and confirmed by the senate (No more than two of the four lay persons on the commission may belong to the same political party)

·         One district court judge appointed by the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court

·         Two practicing lawyers appointed by the chief justice of the Iowa Supreme Court (The two practicing lawyers on the commission may not belong to the same political party)

Commission members serve staggered-six year terms.

 

Judicial Qualifications Commission

Each member serves a six year term with no possible second term

 

Name

City

Appointed by

Term Expires

John Gray, ChairSioux CityIowa Supreme Court12-31-21

Martha Shaff    

Davenport Iowa Supreme Court

12-31-23

Hon. Margaret Lingreen

Decorah

Iowa Supreme Court

12-31-19

Sandra Blodgett

Clear Lake

Governor Branstad

4-30-19

William Brown

Des Moines    

Governor Reynolds

4-30-21

Dr. Leah Johnson

Sioux City

Governor Branstad

4-30-21

O. Jay Tomson      

Mason City

Governor Branstad

4-30-23





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