Nominees Announced For Northwest Iowa Judge Position

Sioux City, Iowa — A new judge will soon be serving our area, and the finalists for the job have been selected.

The Judicial Nominating Commission for the 3A Judicial District has nominated District Associate Judge Charles Kenneth Borth of Spencer and Attorney Conrad Francis Meis of Algona for the judgeship created by the retirement of Judge Patrick Carr of Milford in July of 2017.

Court officials tell us that a total of six applicants were considered for the position. Judicial District 3A consists of Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola, and Palo Alto Counties.

Governor Kim Reynolds has 30 days to appoint one of the nominees to be a district judge. District court judges typically hear a variety of cases including probate, felony criminal cases, dissolution of marriage, adoptions, disputes involving actions of state administrative agencies, juvenile cases, and other matters. Their term of office is six years.

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