Commission on Judicial Selection Recommends Ninth Judicial District Candidates

On April 21 the Commission on Judicial Selection announced it is recommending three candidates to Governor Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota’s Ninth Judicial District.

This vacancy will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Jon A. Maturi, and will be chambered at Grand Rapids in Itasca County. The three candidates and information about them are:

James Austad: Mr. Austad is the Lake of Woods County Attorney, where he is responsible for prosecuting crimes and representing the county in civil court and administrative proceedings. Previously, he was an Assistant Itasca County Attorney, Assistant Public Defender in the Minnesota Public Defender’s Office, and a solo practitioner at Austad Law Office. Mr. Austad serves on the Lake of the Woods Prevention Coalition and Crimes Against Children Task Force, and previously served on the Grace House Board of Directors.The content you are trying to access is only available to members. Sorry.

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