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Commission on Judicial Selection Announces Vacancy in the Seventh Judicial District

1/28/2020 11:20:56 AM

[ST. PAUL, MN] – The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today that two judgeship vacancies are occurring in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. The vacancies will occur upon the retirements of the Honorable Frank J. Kundrat and the Honorable John H. Scherer. Both positions created by these retirements will be chambered at St. Cloud in Stearns 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 this vacancy.

An individual wishing to apply may request an application by contacting Carl Dennis, Associate Director of Appointments, via e-mail at A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application. Application materials are due by close of business on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 and should be addressed to the Chair of the Commission, Ms. Lola Velazquez-Aguilu. Interviews are tentatively scheduled to be held on on Monday, March 9, 2020.

For inquiries concerning the application process, please contact Carl Dennis at or at (651)-201-3433.

For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit our website:

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