DES MOINES, Iowa – The State Judicial Nominating Commission selected three nominees on Friday to send to Gov. Kim Reynolds for the upcoming vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals when Judge Richard Doyle retires on August 7.
Out of fourteen applicants, Judge Gina Badding of Carroll, Judge Joel Barrows of Bettendorf, and Judge Mary Chicchelly of Cedar Rapids were selected. According to Iowa law, Reynolds has thirty days to make her selection.
Badding has served as a district court judge in Iowa’s 2nd Judicial District since 2019. Before that she worked in a law firm in Carroll for six years.
Read her application below:Badding_Application_B528B2C42C509
Read her writing samples below:Badding_Writing_Samples_B6C55C1499960
Barrows has been a district court judge in Iowa’s 7th Judicial District since 2012. Before his time on the bench, he served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for twelve years.
Read his application below:Barrows_Application_Part_1_Doyle_Va_062BE8103A93D
You can read his writings below:BarrowsWriting_Samples_16_8BD121B65E1FE
Chicchelly has served as a district court judge in Iowa’s 6th Judicial District since 2013. Before that she worked as a partner in a law firm in Marion for 16 years.
Read her application below:Chicchelly__Joint_Judicial_Applicat_ADCD84668D2F2
Read her writing samples below:Chicchelly_Writing_Samples_26B36E8C5BD18
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.