DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds last Wednesday announced her appointment of Derek Johnson, 47, as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 2B. He was selected over Jonathan Beaty, 46 who was the second candidate nominated by the district judicial nomination commission.
Johnson of Fort Dodge currently serves as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 2B, a role he has been in since 2020. He previously worked in private practice for approximately 19 years and has served as the Humboldt County Attorney. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree from Buena Vista University and his law degree from the Drake University Law School.
Johnson fills the vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Gina Badding to the Iowa Court of Appeals. Judicial Election District 2B includes Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Marshall, Pocahontas, Sac, Story, Webster, and Wright counties.
Read his application below:Johnson_93A9E741C434F