Appointed January 10, 2003, by Gov. Jesse Ventura. Elected 2004, 2010, 2016, and 2022. Retired on Jan. 31, 2023. Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Feb. 2, 2023, to June 30, 2025.
Marquette University Law School (J.D. 1979); Minnesota State University, Mankato (B.A. magna cum laude 1975).
Sole practitioner (1995-2003); Holst, Vogel, Erdmann and Vogel, Red Wing, Minnesota (1979-95).
Member, Red Wing School Board (1985-2003); Past chair, Red Wing Joint Powers Board; Past president, Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund Board of Directors; Past assembly representative, Minnesota State High School League; past fund drive chair and volunteer legal counsel, Red Wing United Way; Red Wing Kiwanis Club; First Lutheran Church of Red Wing.