Appointed Dec. 13, 2005, by Governor Tim Pawlenty. Elected in 2008 and 2014. Retired on Jan. 31, 2018.
Appointed and assigned to serve statewide as Senior Judge from Feb. 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.
William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1979; University of Minnesota, B.A., 1971Employment:
Judge, 10th Judicial District, 2005-Jan. 31, 2018; attorney/shareholder, Newquist & Ekstrum, 1987-2005; attorney, Smith, Juster, Feikema, Malmon & Haskvitz, 1980-87Professional Memberships:
Minnesota State Bar AssociationProfessional and Community Activities:
Minnesota District Judges Association
Chair, Washington County Juvenile Justice Committee
Washington County Lead Judge, Children’s Justice Initiative
Washington County Community Corrections Committee
Anoka County Domestic Violence Justice Committee, Past Chair
Emma B. Howe Family YMCA, Past Board Chair
Lay Leader, Fridley United Methodist Church
Member, Lake Wobegon Brass Band and Encore Wind Ensemble