A judge from northwest Iowa will be the next member of the state’s Supreme Court. Governor Tom Vilsack will appoint Judge Daryl Hecht to serve as a justice on the Iowa Supreme Court.
Hecht will fill the upcoming vacancy when Chief Justice Louis Lavorato retires at the end of September. Hecht was a lawyer in Sioux City for 22 years before he was appointed to the Iowa Court of Appeals in 1999. Hecht earned his undergraduate degree from Morningside College in 1974. He graduated from the University of South Dakota School of Law in 1977.
In 2004, Hecht received a master of law degree from the University of Virginia. In a prepared statement, Governor Vilsack said Hecht “possesses a keen legal mind” and has a “deep respect for the laws upon which our country was founded.”