Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Melissa Anderson-Seeber as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 1B. 
Anderson-Seeber, of Hudson, Iowa, received her undergraduate degree from Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin and her law degree from the Drake University Law School. She currently serves as the Chief Local Public Defender in the Waterloo Juvenile Office of the State Public Defender and has previously served in the Marshalltown, Civil Commitment Unit, Des Moines Adult, and Fort Dodge Offices of the State Public Defender. She also currently serves as a member of the First Judicial District Department of Correctional Services Board of Directors.

Anderson-Seeber fills the vacancy created by the recent retirement of District Court Judge George Stigler. Judicial Election District 1B includes Black Hawk, Buchanan, Chickasaw, Fayette, Grundy, and Howard counties.