DES MOINES, Iowa – On Monday, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced her appointment of Melissa Anderson-Seeber, 54, as a district court judge in Judicial District 1B. She fills the vacancy created by the recent retirement of District Court Judge George Stigler.

Judicial District 1B includes Black Hawk, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Fayette, Grundy, and Howard counties.

Anderson-Seeber, of Hudson, Iowa, received her undergraduate degree from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin, and her law degree from the Drake University Law School.

She currently serves as the Chief Local Public Defender in the Waterloo Juvenile Office of the State Public Defender. She has previously served in the Marshalltown, Civil Commitment Unit, Des Moines Adult, and Fort Dodge Offices of the State Public Defender. She also currently serves as a member of the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services Board of Directors.

Anderson-Seeber is a member of the Community Church of Hudson, Vice President of the Hudson Public Library Foundation, and volunteer housing coordinator for Waterloo Black Hawks Hockey.

Reynolds chose her over John Sullivan, 51, of Oelwein, who runs a law firm and serves as a Magistrate in Judicial District 1B.

Read her application below:

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