10 candidates apply for Borth’s vacated judgeship

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Several locals, including two Clay County Attorney’s Office employees on list

SIOUX CITY — The Magistrate Nominating Commission for the 3A Judicial Subdistrict has received 10 applications for the judgeship vacancy created by appointment of Charles Borth as a district court judge.

Those applicants include: Kristal Phillips, Bridget Bailey, Ashley Bennett, Kristi Busse, Travis Johnson, Ryan Kolpin, Laury Lau, Lisa Mazurek, Andrew Smith and Dianne Wallwey.

Phillips is an assistant county attorney in Cherokee; Bailey operates Bailey Law in Spencer; Bennett is an assistant county attorney in Buena Vista County; Busse is the Clay County attorney; Johnson is assistant attorney in Clay County; Koplin is the Cherokee County attorney; Lau is an Iowa state public defender operating out of Sioux City; Mazurek operates Mazurek Law in Cherokee; Smith practices law with Mack, Hansen, Gadd, Armstrong and Brown law firm in Storm Lake; and Wallwey is a former magistrate judge.

Each applicant will be given an opportunity to appear before the entire 3A Magistrate Commissions for Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay and O’Brien counties for a personal interview beginning at 10 a.m. Friday, July 27, at the Clay County Courthouse in Spencer. The interviews are open to the public.

Judicial Subdistrict 3A consists of Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Palo Alto counties.

Recording devices of any kind are not permitted in the interview room except as authorized by the commission.

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