Gov. Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Elizabeth Batey as a district associate judge in Judicial Election District 2A. 

Batey, of Greene, Iowa, currently serves as a magistrate for Butler County and practices law with the Vickers Law Office in Greene, Iowa. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from the Drake University Law School with high honors. 

Batey fills a vacancy created by the addition of four new district associate judge positions authorized by the legislature in this year’s session. Judicial Election District 2A includes Bremer, Butler, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock, Mitchell, Winnebago and Worth counties.