Governor seeks candidates to fill upcoming vacancy on Minnesota’s highest court

Gov. Tim Walz is seeking candidates to fill an upcoming vacancy on the Minnesota Supreme Court, according to an announcement issued by his office Thursday.

The seat will open following the retirement of Justice David L. Lillehaug, whose last day will be July 31, 2020.

Walz issued the following statement about Lillehaug’s service to the high court.

“We are grateful for his brilliant legal mind and his deep sense of compassion during his tenure on the bench, and I wish him the best in retirement. I look forward to reviewing the applications of accomplished lawyers and judges from across the state to become our next associate justice.”

The application for his spot is now open, and Walz encouraged lawyers and judges from across the state to apply for it, his office reported.

Carl Dennis, associate director of appointments, will be distributing applications to interested parties.

He can be reached via email at or via phone at (651) 201-3433. A cover letter and resume should also be submitted with the application.

Application materials, which should be addressed to Gov. Tim Walz, are due by close of business on Friday, March 20, 2020.

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