Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1989. Elected 1990, 1996, 2002 and 2008.
Retired Aug. 3, 2012.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.
J.D., Hamline University School of Law, 1977
B.A., Gustavus Adolphus College, 1968
County Attorney- Cottonwood County, 1979-1989
Partner- Ruenitz, Gudmestad, Gross & McDonald, 1978-1989
Bingham Lake City Attorney, 1978
Assistant Attorney, Windom City , 1978
Minnesota State Bar Association
Thirteenth District Bar Association
Minnesota District Judges Association
Former Member- National District Attorneys Association
Chief Judge- Fifth Judicial District Court, 1997-2001
Conference of Chief Judges, 1993-2001
Member- Subcommittee on Open Juvenile CHIPS Proceedings
Co-chair State Funding Committee
Assistant Chief Judge- Fifth Judicial District Court, 1993-1997