A Few Words From Pat
Governor Mark Dayton appointed me as a judge in Ramsey County in 2012 having received my name through the judicial merit selection process. Since that time, I have been honored to serve Ramsey County and have presided over thousands of cases. I understand that coming to court as a defendant, a victim, a witness, or a juror, is difficult and can be traumatic. I work to treat everyone with dignity and respect. I seek to bring patience, simple kindness, and a practical approach. I have also worked hard to address the significant racial disparities that plague our community and our justice system and recognize so much remains to be done. I have the judicial experience, background, temperament, and personal commitment to earn your support and will continue to work hard to honor the trust you have placed in me.