Dean Dankelson will transition to from prosecuting crimes to overseeing court as a Jasper County Judge. He was elected as the next Division 2 judge, starting January 3rd. Dankelson says there are already some administrative changes to consider as well as getting ready for a different caseload.
“I’ve already attended juvenile court sessions, for example, to become reacquainted with what happens in juvenile court and doing things to get ready for the job. I’m looking forward to serving the public in a different capacity come January,” explained Jasper County Judge Elect Dean Dankelson.
Dankelson will replace retiring Judge David Dally who has spent 18 years in that role and another 12 before that as the Jasper County Prosecutor.