Gov. Terry Branstad has appointed Julie Schumacher as judge to the 3B Judicial District. Schumacher fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Mary Sokolovske. A native of Schleswig, Schumacher 49, currently serves as district associate judge for the 3rd Judicial District of Iowa. Before that appointment, she was a prosecutor with the Crawford County attorney's office and served as the assistant city attorney for Denison. Schumacher received her law degree from Creighton University School of Law in 1993 and her bachelor's degree from the University of South Dakota in 1990. District 3B consists of Crawford, Ida, Monona, Plymouth, Sioux and Woodbury counties.