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Judge Floerke Re-elected Chief Judge of Sixth Judicial District

Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Judge Pagliaccetti to continue as Assistant Chief Judge

The Honorable Shaun R. Floerke resumed his role as Chief Judge of Minnesota’s Sixth Judicial District yesterday, after being re-elected for a second two-year term by his colleagues on the Sixth District Bench in June. Chief Judge Floerke has been a judge in the Sixth Judicial District since 2004, and has served as Chief Judge since 2012. He is chambered in the St. Louis County Courthouse in Duluth.

Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Shaun R. Floerke
Sixth Judicial District Chief Judge Shaun R. Floerke

In addition, the Honorable Gary J. Pagliaccetti was re-elected as Assistant Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District, and will also serve another two-year term in that position. Assistant Chief Judge Pagliaccetti was first appointed to the bench in 1989, and served as Chief Judge of the Sixth Judicial District from 2000 to 2004. He previously served as Assistant Chief Judge between 1996 and 2000, and was re-elected to that position in 2012. Judge Pagliaccetti’s chambers are located in the St. Louis County Courthouse in Virginia.

A more detailed profile of Chief Judge Floerke can be found here and a profile of Judge Pagliaccetti can be found here.

By statute, the chief judge of a judicial district exercises general administrative authority over the courts within the judicial district, including assigning judges to serve in locations throughout the district. Chief judges and assistant chief judges are elected to two-year terms by judges within the district. New terms begin on July 1.

The Sixth Judicial District serves Minnesota's Arrowhead Region in Carlton, Cook, Lake and   St. Louis counties.