Schrock and Cox nominated for Sixth Judicial District Judge Vacancy

The Sixth District Judicial Nomination Commission on January 19 nominated attorneys Brandon Schrock and David Cox to be considered for the current District Judge vacancy. The vacancy is due to the appointment of District Judge Mary Chicchelly to the Iowa Court of Appeals.

Schrock and Cox have been certified to Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Susan Christensen and Governor Kim Reynolds, who will have 30 days appoint Schrock or Cox to fill the vacancy.

Schrock is employed by the Linn County Advocate, Inc. in Cedar Rapids, and Cox is with Bray & Klockau, P.L.C. in Iowa City.

Applicant List & Jan. 19 Interview Schedule for Appointee to Fill Sixth Judicial District Judge Vacancy

The Sixth District Judicial Nominating Commission will meet on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, in the jury orientation room on the first floor of the Linn County Courthouse commencing at 8:45 a.m. for the purpose of conducting interviews with all of the applicants for the District Judge vacancy created by the appointment of Judge Mary Chicchelly to the Court of Appeals.  The interviews will commence at 9:00 a.m.  Upon completion of the interviews on that day, the Commission will, in all probability, commence to vote by ballot until two nominees for the position are selected.  The names of the two (2) finalists will be submitted to Governor Kim Reynolds for her consideration and selection of one of the two finalists.  

The order of interviews was determined by a random drawing by Court Administration personnel.  The resulting interview order is as follows:  

  1. 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. –               Chad Brakhahn
  2. 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. –             Patrick McMullen

10:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. –            Break

  • 10:15 a.m. 10:45 a.m. –                 Ellen Ramsey-Kacena
  • 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. –             Emily Nydle
  • 11:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. –              Michael Harris

                11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. –              Lunch

  • 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. –                David Cox
  1. 1:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. –               John Bruzek
  2. 2:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. –              Mark Fisher
  3.  2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. –             Brandon Schrock