DES MOINES, Iowa – Thirteen Iowans applied with the State Judicial Nominating Commission to fill the vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals that occurred following the appointment of Justice David May to the Iowa Supreme Court.
The nominating commission met Monday to interview the applicants for the vacancy. Following the interviews, the commission deliberated and selected a slate of five nominees from the group of applicants and delivered the slate to Governor Kim Reynolds. The nominees selected are:
- Tyler Buller, Assistant Attorney General, Iowa Department of Justice, of Johnston (application, interview video)
- Alan Heavens, District Court Judge, First Judicial District, Garnavillo (application, interview video)
- Patrick McElyea, District Court Judge, Seventh Judicial District, Davenport (application, interview video)
- William Miller, Attorney, Dorsey & Whitney LLP, Des Moines (application, interview video)
- Amy Moore, District Court Judge, Second Judicial District, Ames (application, interview video)
Reynolds has thirty days in which to appoint the new judge.
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.