Judge from Harlan applies for IA Court of Appeals opening
August 14th, 2013 by Ric Hanson
22 apply to be new judge on Iowa Court of Appeals
A woman from Harlan is one of 22 Iowans who have applied for the opening on the Iowa Court of Appeals.
Larry Eisenhauer — the chief judge of the Iowa Court of Appeals — plans to retire this fall. The state Judicial Nominating Commission will meet Wednesday and Thursday of next week to interview the 22 applicants for the court. Among those seeking the appointment is 51-year Susan Christensen, from Harlan, a district associate judge appointed in 2007 in Iowa’s Fourth Judicial District.
Other applicants include former U.S. Attorney Matt Dummermuth of Robins, former state Representative George Eichhorn, of Stratford and Jeanie Kunkle Vaudt, of West Des Moines, an assistant attorney general. Her husband, former State Auditor David Vaudt, resigned in May to chair the Government Accounting Standards Board in Connecticut.
Five district court judges and the Muscatine County attorney have submitted their applications for the slot on the appeals court as well. The Judicial Nominating Commission will submit three names to Governor Branstad, who will select one of the three for the opening on the Court of Appeals.