Gov. Walz announces appointment to fill 5th Judicial District vacancy

October 2, 2020
Contact: Teddy Tschann

Governor Walz Appoints Sherry Haley to Fill Fifth Judicial District Vacancy 

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Sherry Haley as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. Ms. Haley’s appointment will fill the vacancy created by the appointment of the Honorable Gordon Moore to the Minnesota Supreme Court. This seat will be chambered in Nobles County.

“I am pleased to appoint Ms. Haley to the Fifth Judicial District,” said Governor Walz. “Her experience as a county attorney and common-sense approach to our justice system distinguish Ms. Haley. I look forward to seeing her continue to work on behalf of the people of Minnesota.”

“Ms. Haley has proven herself to be a dedicated public servant,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “She is a highly capable attorney and well-prepared to serve the Fifth Judicial District.”

The Fifth Judicial District consists of 15 counties in southwest Minnesota: Blue Earth, Brown, Cottonwood, Faribault, Jackson, Lincoln, Lyon, Martin, Murray, Nicollet, Nobles, Pipestone, Redwood, Rock, and Watonwan.


About Sherry Haley

Ms. Haley is the Jackson County Attorney. In this role, she represents Jackson County in criminal, juvenile, child protection, and civil court matters. Ms. Haley also advises the County Board and county departments. She previously served as an Assistant Jackson County Attorney, and clerked for the Dakota County Attorney’s Office and the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office. Her community involvement includes volunteering for the Minnesota State Bar Association Wills for Heroes program.

Ms. Haley received her B.A., magna cum laude, from Minnesota State University, Mankato, and her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.