North Dakota District Judge announces departure from the bench

Judge Steven Marquart will fill out the remainder of his term, which ends in 2022.

Judge Steven Marquart listens to victim impact statements during the Miguel Jay Cooley sentencing in Cass County District Court on Monday, Jan. 13. David Samson / The Forum
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FARGO — East Central Judicial District Judge Steven L. Marquart has announced he will not seek reelection and will leave his position when his term expires Dec. 31, 2022, according to a news release on the North Dakota Court System website.

Judge Marquart was first elected to the bench in 2004 and was reelected in 2010 and 2016.

Prior to that, Marquart was in private practice from 1979-2004 in Fargo.

A University of North Dakota School of Law graduate, Marquart began his legal career as law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Paul Benson.

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