Julie Schumacher, of Schleswig, was selected as one of three nominees to fill a vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals on Monday.
Schumacher is a district court judge with Judicial District 3B, which is composed of Crawford, Monona, Ida, Woodbury, Plymouth and Sioux counties.
Tim Gartin, of Ames, Myron Gookin, of Fairfield, and Schumacher were selected as nominees by the 17-member State Judicial Nominating Commission from among 16 Iowans who applied.
Gartin is an attorney with Hastings, Gartin & Boettger, LLP. Gookin is a district court judge with the Eighth Judicial District
The vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals was created when Judge Gayle Vogel retired on July 1.
Gov. Kim Reynolds has 30 days from Monday to select one of the nominees to fill the vacancy.
Prior to becoming a district court judge, Schumacher was a district associate judge with the Third Judicial District beginning in December 21, 2012.
She became an associate in the law firm of Mundt & Franck in Denison on March 5, 1995, and was named a partner a year later. She practiced with that firm until she was appointed a district associate judge.
In May 2008, Schumacher became a part-time prosecutor for the Crawford County Attorney’s Office. She handled felony and misdemeanors prosecutions and was also solely responsible for the juvenile prosecutions, including child welfare, delinquency, and truancy matters.
She also served as assistant city attorney for the City of Denison for about 18 years.
Schumacher was born in Sioux County, lived in Orange City and graduated from Spalding High School in Granville.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts in journalism/mass communications and English at the University of South Dakota at Vermillion, she attended Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and earned her law degree in 1993.