Judge Tad V. Jude


Elected in 2010 and 2016.  Current terms expires Jan. 2023.


  • BA, University of St. Thomas, 1972
  • JD, William Mitchell College of Law, 1977  


  • Jude Candy Company
  • U.S. Army Reserves, 1971-1977
  • Member, Legislature, 1973-1983
  • Member, Senate, 1983-1989
  • Member, Hennepin County Board of Commissioners, 1989-1993
  • Attorney, Jude & Guenningsman Law Office, 1978-1982
  • Periodic teaching, post-graduate, Independent Study Program, University of MN, 1978-1985
  • Attorney, Magsam & Harwig Law Office, 1983-1989
  • Attorney, Trimble & Associates, Anoka and Stillwater, 1993-1994
  • Attorney, Special Compensation Fund, 1995-2010

Professional Memberships:

  • Chaired both the Senate Civil Law Committee and the House Judiciary Committee
  • Chaired the Ways and Means Committee of the Hennepin County Board of Commissioners
  • Served as a member on the County Historical Society, the County Agricultural Society Advisory Board, the County Law Library Board, the Catholic Charities Board, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Board
  • Former member, Board of Directors, Jodi’s Network of Hope

Professional and Community Activities:

Member, Local American Legion Post 303

Former board member, Suburban Community Services

Additional Information:

Recipient of the 1987 Citizen Legislature of the Year Award from the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce