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.

General Information

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

Grad school

Ph D.

University : Georgetown University Law Center
Area of research : Law
Year of graduation : 1986

Employment Information

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.)

Political Information

Running for a: State office
Running for position: Chief Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Chamber/district: Minnesota Supreme Court
Incumbent: Yes
First elected: 04 November 2008
Previous elective offices : Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : None

Campaign Manager

Name : Minnesotans for Chief Justice Gildea


Website : www.chiefjusticeloriegildea.com

Other facts

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.

JoJo October 29, 2012 at 04:17 AM
It would be nice to have listed who is challenging her. I know so little about the judge election process. After reading a lot of websites, my favorites are Tim Tinglestad and Dan Griffith, but I don't get it. Are those two running against Lorie?
Corey Butler Jr. November 05, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Chief Justice—Supreme Court Lorie Skjerven Gildea* Dan Griffith Associate Justice—Supreme Court 4 David R. Stras* Tim Tingelstad
rebecca Fannon November 05, 2012 at 03:57 PM
Dan Griffith is running against Her.. Tim is running against another appointed judge.. Vote for Dan and Tim !!!!


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