Schumacher serves as a district court judge in Judicial Election District 3B. She previously served as a district associate judge, an assistant county attorney for Crawford County and an assistant city attorney for Denison. She also was in a private law practice in Denison for nearly 20 years.
Schumacher received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Dakota and her law degree from Creighton University School of Law. She fills the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Iowa Court of Appeals Chief Judge Gayle Nelson Vogel of Spirit Lake. The intermediate appellate court consists of nine judges and decides appeals from district courts across Iowa.
Gov. Kim Reynolds said state and local officials are trying to “figure out where the barriers are and try to get around them.” Many of the repairs and rebuilding in the federally declared disaster area are on hold until the levee system protecting communities and farmland is restored.
Schumacher had no idea when she started her career that the experience she was gaining would lead her to one of the highest courts in Iowa. "When you graduate from law school, you never really think about things like this, you put judges at another level," she said.