Clay County judge to resign
Judge Amber Gustafson was appointed as a Seventh District judge in Minnesota by then-Gov. Mark Dayton in April 2018.
MOORHEAD — A Clay County judge plans to resign, according to a news release issued Tuesday, Jan. 18.
The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Judge Amber Gustafson’s resignation, along with the retirement of Stearns County Judge Kris Davick-Halfen. Both announced in December they would leave their positions Feb. 4 and May 13, respectively.
Gustafson was appointed as a Seventh District judge in Minnesota by then-Gov. Mark Dayton in April 2018. She won her first election in 2020.
Her term expires in January 2027.
Davick-Halfen was appointed in November 2004 by then-Gov. Tim Pawlenty and won three elections. Her term expires in January 2025.
The news release said it will accept applications for the two vacancies until 4 p.m. Feb. 8. Applications for the judgeships can be sent to Judicial.Selection@state.mn.us and should be addressed to Chair of the Commission, Ms. Erin Sindberg Porter.