Lorie Skjerven Gildea, Candidate for Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice: Candidate Profile
Lorie Skjerven Gildea is the incumbent candidate for Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice in the 2012 primary election.
Name : Ms. Lorie Skjerven Gildea
Place of residence : Minneapolis, MN
Attended college : Yes
College : University of Minnesota-Morris
Degree : Bachelor of Arts
Year of graduation : 1983
University : Georgetown University Law Center
Area of research : Law
Year of graduation : 1986
Job titles held : Before being appointed to be the Chief Justice, I served as an Associate Justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court. Before joining the Supreme Court, I served as a trial judge on the Hennepin County District Court. Prior to becoming a judge, I was a courtroom lawyer for almost 20 years.
Employers : Hennepin County Attorney's Office, University of Minnesota, Arent Fox (Washington, D.C.)
Running for a: State office
Running for position: Chief Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Chamber/district: Minnesota Supreme Court
First elected: 04 November 2008
Previous elective offices : Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None
Name : Minnesotans for Chief Justice Gildea
Website : www.chiefjusticeloriegildea.com
Your individual rights and family's safety depend on an adequately funding and well-run court system, one that has your trust and confidence. When I took over as Chief Justice two years ago, Minnesota‚ courts had suffered years of budget slashes, and backlogs were building. I was successful in reversing that trend, and am leading reforms that are cutting backlogs and will reduce future costs. My record demonstrates that I am committed to preserving equal justice under law and the rule of law in guiding our society. I am honored to be Minnesota Chief Justice and I work every day to earn your trust.