Gov. Kim Reynolds has appointed Sarah Crane and Scott Beattie as judges in Judicial District 5C, which covers Polk County. Crane will fill the judicial seat formerly held by Judge Robert Blink. Beattie will fill the judicial seat formerly held by Judge Eliza Ovrom. Crane, of Des Moines, received her law degree from the University of Chicago and her undergraduate degree from Gustavas Adolphus College. She currently serves as a partner at the Davis Brown Law Firm in Des Moines. Beattie, of Pleasant Hill, received his law degree from Drake University and his undergraduate degree from Cedarville University. He currently serves as a partner at Peddicord Wharton in West Des Moines.