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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancies in the Third Judicial District

February 24, 2014

The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District Court. These vacancies were created upon the retirements of the Honorable Donald E. Rysavy and the Honorable Fred W. Wellmann. Both seats will be chambered at Austin in Mower County.

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. 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 these vacancies.

An individual 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 Andrew Olson, Appointments Coordinator, via e-mail at A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business, Monday, March 17, 2014. Interviews are scheduled to be held on Friday, April 11, 2014, at the Mower County Courthouse in Austin, Minnesota.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Andrew Olson at or at (651) 201-3413.