Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has appointed Mary Chicchelly as judge to the 6th Judicial District.
Chicchelly, of Cedar Rapids, received her law degree from the University of Iowa and is currently in private practice in Cedar Rapids.
Chicchelly was appointed to fill the vacancy created by Senior Judge Denver D. Dillard.
The appointment was announced on Feb. 14.
The 6th Judicial District includes the counties of Tama, Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Linn and Jones.