Appointed by Governor Tim Pawlenty on August 1, 2008. Elected in 2010, 2016, and 2022. Current term expires Jan. 2029.
University of Minnesota College of Liberal Arts, B.A. 1984
University of Minnesota School of Law, J.D. 1987
Assistant Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, Fifth Judicial District, 1994-2008
Assistant City Attorney, City of Mankato, 1989-1994
Law Clerk, Fifth Judicial District, 1987-1989
Admitted to Minnesota State Bar in 1987
Member, Minnesota State Bar Association
Professional and Community Activities:
Board Member, Mankato Area Youth Symphony Orchestra. President, 2006-2008.
Lay Member, Board of Ordained Ministry, Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
Member of Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church. Served as Lay Representative to Annual Conference, Member and Chair of Staff Parish Relations Committee. Taught Sunday School.
Assistant Scoutmaster, Cubmaster, and Den Leader for local Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
Coach for various youth sports