Branstad fill judge vacancy in E. Iowa district

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed Stuart Palmer Werling as a judge in eastern Iowa’s Seventh Judicial District.

Branstad announced Friday he’d appointed Werling to fill a vacancy by Judge Gary McKenrick.

Werling, of Tipton, earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and his law degree from the University of Arkansas. He has been working in private practice and as magistrate for Cedar County.

The seventh district includes Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott counties.

About Chris Berg

Chris was born and raised in Webster City, IA. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.