An Iowa Court of Appeals judge from Boone has been elected chief judge of the court. David Danilson is the eighth chief judge since the Legislature established the appeals court in 1976. He replaces Chief Judge Larry Eisenhauer who recently retired.
Danilson has served on the court since 2009. The chief judge supervises the business of the court, presides when present at a session of the court, and serves on the judicial council. Danilson will also continue to write opinions.
The Iowa Court of Appeals reviews appeals from trial court sent to it by the Iowa Supreme Court. Last year the appeals court issued 1,071 opinions.