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Walz, Flanagan announce appointees to the Commission on Judicial Selection

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 5, 2023

Contact: Claire Lancaster

claire.lancaster@state.mn.us

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Walz, Flanagan Announce Appointees to the Commission on Judicial Selection

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced appointments to the Commission on Judicial Selection. The Governor’s appointees include six at-large members and 20 district members, two from each of the ten judicial districts. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor previously announced the reappointment of Erin Sindberg Porter as the chair of the commission.

About the Commission on Judicial Selection:

The Commission on Judicial Selection solicits, considers, and recommends candidates to the Governor for vacancies in the district courts and the Workers’ Compensation Court of Appeals. The commission is comprised of nine at-large members, including the chair, and four district members from each of the ten judicial districts. Members are a mix of attorneys and non-attorneys. The Governor appoints 27 members, and the Minnesota Supreme Court appoints 22 members to the commission.

Sheree Curry – Maple Grove, MN

At-Large Non-Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Patrick Mader – Northfield, MN

At-Large Non-Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Justin Page – Minneapolis, MN

At-Large Attorney Member

Replacing: Katherine Barrett Wiik

 

Nathaniel Stumme – Duluth, MN

At-Large Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Joshua Tuchscherer – Lakeville, MN

At-Large Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

X. Kevin Zhao – St. Paul, MN

At-Large Attorney Member

Replacing: Keiko Sugisaka

 

Richard Gorman – Red Wing, MN

First Judicial District Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

David Metzen – Mendota Heights, MN

First Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Kenya Bodden – St. Paul, MN

Second Judicial District Attorney Member

Replacing: Maya Sheikh-Salah

 

Julio Zelaya – St. Paul, MN

Second Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Replacing: Adriana Alejandro Osorio

 

Robert Gilbertson – Faribault, MN

Third Judicial District Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Dr. Jeffery Boyd – Rochester, MN

Third Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Replacing: Dr. Adenuga Atewologun

 

Roxanna (Roxy) Gonzalez – Minneapolis, MN

Fourth Judicial District Attorney Member

Replacing: Melissa Muro LaMere

 

Shawn Judge – Minneapolis, MN

Fourth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Lynn Johnson – Slayton, MN

Fifth Judicial District Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Dawn Campbell – Mankato, MN

Fifth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Replacing: James Hepworth

 

Daniel Lew – Duluth, MN

Sixth Judicial District Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Dr. Timothy Myles – Floodwood, MN

Sixth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Replacing: Phillip Drobnick

 

Kendra Olson – Elizabeth, MN

Seventh Judicial District Attorney Member

Replacing: Lisa Borgen  

 

Melvin Whitney – Dilworth, MN

Seventh Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Replacing: Mónica Maria Segura-Schwartz

 

Brianna Zuber Beckwith – Glenwood, MN

Eighth Judicial District Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Timothy Lindberg – Morris, MN

Eighth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Caleb Dogeagle – Brainerd, MN

Ninth Judicial District Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Chairman Faron Jackson Sr. – Onigum, MN

Ninth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Replacing: Susan Beck

 

Virginia Murphrey – Anoka, MN

Tenth Judicial District Attorney Member

Replacing: Viet-Hanh Winchell

 

Sharon Van Leer – Woodbury, MN

Tenth Judicial District Non-Attorney Member

Reappointment

 

Additional information about the Commission on Judicial Selection can be found on the Judicial Appointments website.

 

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