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Governor Dayton Appoints Mark C. Vandelist to Fill First Judicial District Vacancy

December 23, 2013
Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointment of Mr. Mark C. Vandelist as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Mr. Vandelist will be replacing the Honorable Edward I. Lynch, who retired earlier this year. The judgeship will be chambered at Le Center in Le Sueur County.

“I am pleased to appoint Mr. Vandelist to serve the people of the First Judicial District,” said Governor Dayton. “Mr. Vandelist has proven himself to be astute in the law, and a leader in his community. I have great confidence that he will execute his duties as judge with excellence and integrity.”

Mr. Vandelist is a trial attorney and partner at Vandelist & Vandelist, P.A., where he primarily handles personal injury cases and provides pro bono services in criminal areas. He previously served as a trial attorney at Heuer & Vandelist, P.A., and Cousineau McGuire Chartered. Mr. Vandelist earned his B.A. from American University in Washington, D.C. and his J.D. from the Hamline University School of Law.

Additionally, Mr. Vandelist is a certified civil trial specialist, serves as an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association and volunteers as coach for Lakeville North High School Mock Trial.

Mr. Vandelist resides with his family in Lakeville.
 
Minnesota’s First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley Counties.

More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at http://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/

A headshot of Mr. Vandelist is attached.