Gov. Walz announces upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals

September 14, 2021
Contact: Claire Lancaster

Governor Walz Announces Upcoming Vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Today, Governor Walz announced a vacancy on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Carol A. Hooten on November 30, 2021. This seat is designated for Minnesota’s Second Congressional District. Governor Walz has asked a merit selection panel consisting of Administration leadership, as well as the Chair and at-large members of the Commission on Judicial Selection, to solicit applications, review candidates, and recommend finalists for appointment.

The application process is now open for this vacancy. The panel is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system.

Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.usApplicants must have resided in the Second Congressional District for at least one year to be eligible for appointment to this seat. Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on October 5, 2021 and should be addressed to Governor Walz.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us.

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