Current Employment: Magistrate for Ninth Judicial District
What makes you the most qualifed person for the post you’re seeking?:
Over the next few years our Minnesota Supreme Court will face issues that will define our families, determine the education of our children, and establish our civil and religious liberty for generations to come. With more than 27 years of legal experience in Minnesota, including 12 years of serving on the District Court bench as a Magistrate for the Ninth Judicial District, 3 years as an Administrative Law Judge, 9 years in private practice, and 6 years as an Assistant County Attorney, I am prepared to serve on our State’s Highest Court.
David R. Stras
Current employment: Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
Public office experience: Associate justice, Minnesota Supreme Court, 2010-present
What makes you the most qualified candidate for the post you’re seeking?:
I have earned the trust of Minnesota’s citizens by demonstrating independence and impartiality as a justice. For that reason, a broad, bipartisan group of nearly 500 Minnesota leaders believes that I have done the job well and publicly support my candidacy, including eight former Justices of the Minnesota Supreme Court and all four deans of Minnesota’s law schools. In addition to my service as a judge, I have served as a law clerk to a justice of the United States Supreme Court and as a professor of law at the University of Minnesota.