Appointed to the bench by Governor Jesse Ventura on Mar. 7, 2003. Elected in 2004, 2010, and 2016.
Retired Mar. 30, 2018. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2023.
B.A. University of Minnesota
J.D. William Mitchell College of Law 1976
Asst. Rochester City Attorney 1976-1979
Private practice 1979-2003
Part-time Public Defender 1988-2003
Member Supreme Court Criminal Courts Study Commission 1991
Habitat for Humanity volunteer
Former Board Member Legal Assistance of Olmsted County
Former member Rochester Human Rights Commission
Youth baseball coach