Gov. Terry Branstad's appointments to the State Judicial Nominating Commission include people who advocated against the commission, a man turned down for judgeships and some who vowed to stop "activist" judges.
One appointee warns against a "tyrannical government" forming in the next 20 years.
The personal views of some of Branstad's appointees are in their applications, released in an open records request Lee Enterprises sent to the governor.
"I committed a great deal of time and energy working on the 2010 election that resulted in the dismissal of the Iowa's (sic) Supreme Court judges," Tammy Kobza, 51, wrote in the personal statement section of her application.