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Posted 5 months ago

Commission on Judicial Selection Opens Application Process for Vacancy in the Tenth Judicial District 

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced a new vacancy in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. The vacancy occurred upon the retirement of the Honorable Mary A. Yunker. This seat will be chambered in Elk River in Sherburne County.

The application process is now open for this vacancy. The commission is searching for fair, experienced, and civic-minded individuals to serve on the bench and offer their talents and services to Minnesota’s judicial system. Per statute, the commission will consider the following qualifications for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service. The commission is seeking applicants who reflect Minnesota’s full diversity.

Individuals wishing to apply may request an application by contacting the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor via e-mail at materials are due by 4:00 pm on Wednesday, November 9, and should be addressed to the chair of the commission, Erin Sindberg Porter. The commission expects to hold interviews in late November.

The judges of the Tenth Judicial District have offered to provide informational interviews to prospective applicants. To request more information or for other inquiries about the application process, please contact the Office of the Governor and Lt. Governor at

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage.

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