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Dayton Announces Vacancy in Eighth Judicial District

March 08, 2011
Saint Paul, MN – Governor Mark Dayton announced today that a judgeship vacancy is occurring in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District Court. The Honorable Peter A. Hoff has retired, leaving a vacancy for a district judgeship chambered in the Northern Assignment Area of the Eighth Judicial District, which includes the counties of Big Stone, Grant, Pope, Stevens, Traverse, and Wilkin. 
Governor Dayton 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. The following qualities will be considered for judicial office: integrity, maturity, health (if job related), judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience and community service. The application process is now open for this vacancy. 
An attorney wishing to apply may request an application by writing to Lee E. Sheehy, Chair of the Commission on Judicial Selection, at 130 State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, St. Paul, MN 55155, or by contacting Tiffany Orth, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at The application deadline is Tuesday, April 5, 2011. A full outline of the application process is also available on the governor’s website at
For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Tiffany Orth at or at (651) 201-3413.