Gov. Terry Branstad on Friday appointed John Haney as a district court judge in the Second Judicial District (2B). Haney, of Marshalltown, earned his law degree from the University of Iowa and currently works in private practice and as magistrate in Marshall County. The 2B District includes Boone, Calhoun, Carroll, Greene, Hamilton, Hardin, Humboldt, Marshall, Pocahontas, Sac, Story, Webster and Wright counties. Haney fills the vacancy left by Judge Dale Ruigh.