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Three finalists picked to fill Iowa Court of Appeals vacancy

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -

The Judicial Nominating Commission has selected three nominees from a group of 25 applicants to fill a vacancy on the Iowa Court of Appeals.

The finalists are 49-year-old Susan Christensen, of Harlan, a district associate judge in the Fourth Judicial District; 55-year-old Bruce Kempkes, of Earlham, an assistant attorney general; and 58-year-old Michael Mullins, of Washington, a district judge in Iowa's Eighth Judicial District.

Gov. Terry Branstad has 30 days to fill the vacancy, which was created when Edward Mansfield was appointed to the Iowa Supreme Court.

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