Sherburne County Courthouse
Phone: (763) 765-4600
Appointed by Governor Jesse Ventura on December 27, 2000. Elected in 2002 and 2008. His current term expires in January of 2015.
J.D., cum laude, William Mitchell College of Law, 1974
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1970
Partner- Berglund and Varco (Anoka, MN), 1981-2000
Public Defender (Part-time)- Tenth Judicial District
Attorney General- Minnesota, 1974-1975
Judge Varco served on the Board of Governors for the Minnesota State Bar Association, was President of the Anoka County Bar Association and was Chair of the Twenty-first District Bar Ethics Committee.
Currently, Judge Varco serves on the MDJA Crim JIGS committee and the criminal benchbook committee.
Judge Varco regularly volunteered for Judicare of Anoka County.
Lecturing and Teaching Experience:
University of South Dakota (Vermillion, SD);
Associate Professor of Law and University Counsel, 1978-1981
Hamline University School of Law (St. Paul, MN);
Assistant Professor and Director of Legal Writing, 1975-1977