By Associated Press - Saturday, October 10, 2015

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad will consider two finalists to fill a vacant district judgeship serving southwest Iowa.

The Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil reports ( ) that a state judicial nominating commission selected Craig Dreismeier, of Council Bluffs, and Susan Christensen, of Harlan, from a pool of 10 applicants to replace outgoing Fourth District Judge Timothy O’Grady.

O’Grady announced his retirement Aug. 28.

Both Dreismeier and Christensen currently serve as associate judges. Branstad has 30 days to make an appointment. He will interview both before making a decision.

The Fourth District is comprised Audubon, Cass, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie and Shelby counties.


Information from: The Daily Nonpareil,

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