A lawyer in private practice will soon become a judge in eastern Iowa. On Monday, Governor Kim Reynolds appointed Jeffrey Bert of Bettendorf to fill an upcoming vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District.
Bert practices with the Brooks Law Firm in Davenport and Rock Island.
He will become a district court judge following the retirement of Judge Mary Howes.
Iowa's Seventh Judicial District includes Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, and Scott counties.