Another Long Time Rochester Area Judge is Retiring
Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - Another local judge is retiring.
The Minnesota Commission on Judicial Selection is now accepting applications for a vacancy in the Third Judicial District. The opening is being created by the upcoming retirement of Judge Jody Williamson, who was appointed to the bench by Governor Jesse Ventura in January 2000. Judge Williamson was originally assigned to hear cases in Olmsted County but later transferred to Dodge County, which is where her successor will also be chambered.
The application deadline for the position is 4 p.m. on December 29. Under state law, the qualifications for the position are integrity, maturity, health, judicial temperament, legal knowledge, ability, experience, and community service.
The Commission on Judicial Selection is planning to hold candidate interviews in mid-January before creating a list of finalists that will be sent to Governor Tim Walz. After conducting another round of interviews with the finalists, the governor will then make the formal appointment.