DES MOINES, Iowa – Gov. Kim Reynolds on Friday announced her appointment of Jennifer Benson Bahr of Cresent as a district court judge in Judicial District 4.
The district judicial nominating commission nominated and forwarded the names of Bahr and Paul Forney of Council Bluffs, an associate county attorney in Pottawattamie County to Reynolds from five candidates they interviewed on December 17, 2021.
Bahr, 41, currently serves as a district associate judge in Judicial District 4. She previously served as an Assistant Pottawattamie County Attorney and has also served as the Webster and Humboldt County Attorney. Bahr received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from Drake University Law School.
Bahr fills the vacancy created by the upcoming retirement of District Court Judge James S. Heckerman. Judicial District 4 includes Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby counties.
Read her application below:Bahr_F100ABD54C62A