Judicial Nominating Commission, State

To select nominees for appointment to the Iowa Supreme Court and Iowa Court of Appeals.

Board Administrator

Name Contact Phone Email
Todd Nuccio 515-348-4880 todd.nuccio@iowacourts.gov

Board Profile

Board or Commission Name Department or Agency
State Judicial Nominating Commission Judicial Branch
Location of Board Meetings Normal Meeting Schedule Normal Meeting Time
Judicial Branch Building
Des Moines, Iowa 50319
When a vacancy arises 1 full day for meeting plus interviews and preparation
Total Board Members Governor Appointed Vacant Appointments Term Length
8 8 1 6 Years
Organizational Authority Other Appointment Information  
46.1, 46.2A
Judge of the Supreme Court who is senior in length of service (other than the Chief Justice) as well as eight people who are elected by the resident members of the Bar

Board Members

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Member Name City County Position Term Begin Term End↓ Gender Party Status
Vacant CD3 01/01/2013 04/30/2016 Female Dem V
Steve Berger WELLMAN WASHINGTON CD2 05/01/2014 04/30/2020 Male Rep A
Patricia "Trish" Roberts Carroll CARROLL CD4 05/01/2014 04/30/2020 Female Rep A
Lance Horbach Tama TAMA CD1 05/01/2014 04/30/2020 Male Rep A
Helen Sinclair MELROSE MONROE CD2 05/01/2016 04/30/2022 Female Rep A
Steve Sukup Clear Lake CERRO GORDO CD4 05/01/2016 04/30/2022 Male Rep A
John Bloom West Des Moines POLK CD3 05/01/2018 04/30/2024 Male Rep A
Kathy Pearson Cedar Rapids LINN CD1 05/01/2018 04/30/2024 Female Rep A

A = Active
V = Vacant