Appointed by Governor Mark Dayton on Feb. 15, 2012. Elected in 2014 and 2020. Current term expires Jan. 2027.
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1989
B.A., University of Minnesota, 1986
Assistant Public Defender, State of Minnesota
Private practice focusing on criminal defense work and contracts with Rock, Pipestone and Nobles counties to represent parents in child protection cases and respondents in adult civil commitment matters.
Partner, law firm of Klosterbuer and Vajgrt
Assistant Rock County Attorney
Assistant City Attorney, Luverne
Adjunct professor, criminal law, Colorado Technical University
Professional and Community Activities:
Member, Southwestern Mental Health Center Board of Directors
Chair, Nobles-Rock Community Corrections Advisory Board
Rock County Big Buddies Program
Former president, Luverne Community Health Care Foundation