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Senior Judge Stephen J. Askew
(retired 2009)

Anoka County


Appointed by Governor Rudy Perpich in 1983. Elected 1986, 1992, 1998, and 2004.

Retired July 31, 2009.

Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2015.


J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1969
B.S., St. John's University (Collegeville, MN), 1966


Special Assistant Attorney General- State of Minnesota, 1980-1983
Executive Director- Minnesota County Attorneys Council, 1975-1980
Assistant County Attorney- Anoka, 1971-1975
Assistant County Administrator- Anoka, 1971-1975

Professional Activities:

Supreme Court Guardian Ad Litem Task Force, 1995-1996

Community Activities:

Executive Secretary- Anoka County Board
Anoka County Library Board
Anoka Youth Athletic Association

Military Service:

U.S. Army, 1969-1971