Gov. Walz appoints Francis Green to fill 10th Judicial District vacancy

March 3, 2021
Contact: Teddy Tschann

Governor Walz Appoints Francis Green to Fill Tenth Judicial District Vacancy

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Tim Walz announced the appointment of Francis Green as a District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Mr. Green will be replacing the Honorable Mary E. Hannon and will be chambered in Stillwater in Washington County.

“I’m proud to appoint Mr. Green to the Tenth Judicial District,” said Governor Walz. “Having worked in private practice and at the local, state, and federal levels of government, Mr. Green brings a wide breadth of legal experience and insight to the bench. His proven dedication and work ethic will make him a great addition to the Tenth Judicial District.”

“Mr. Green is a committed public servant who brings a unique perspective to the bench,” said Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan. “Mr. Green has lived a life of service and leadership in his community, and I’m excited for him to bring that same ethos to the Washington County Courthouse.”

About Francis Green

Francis Green: Mr. Green currently serves as National Realty Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS). In this role, he advises and represents USDA-NRCS in land conservation and real property law matters. Mr. Green is certified by the Minnesota State Bar Association as a Real Property Law Specialist. He also serves as a conciliation court referee in Ramsey County. Mr. Green previously worked in private practice, where he handled a variety of civil and criminal matters, and he is a former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Minnesota. His community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers, and he previously served as the Board Chair of Model Cities of St. Paul, Inc. and as a Commissioner on the Woodbury Planning Commission. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Green was a police officer in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Mr. Green earned his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, M.A. in Public Affairs from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, and J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit our website: https://mn.gov/governor/administration/judicialappointments/