The Iowa State Bar Association is recommending that voters retain all 63 Iowa judges and three state Supreme Court justices who will be on the ballot in November.
Iowa voters do not decide between two candidates when it comes to judges — they are simply asked to vote on whether a judge or justice should remain on the bench.
The state bar association survey of its members was administrated by a committee led by attorney Guy Cook.
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Cook says nearly 15-hundred attorneys were surveyed to compile the rating for judges.
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Cook says none of this year’s judges rated below a 68 and the lowest score a judge could have and still get the Bar Association’s recommendation is 51 percent.
Judicial elections had been an afterthought for voters until 2010 when three state Supreme Court justices were voted off the bench following their vote for the ruling that overturned Iowa law and legalized same-sex marriage in the state.