"Throughout her career, Judge Alexander has demonstrated exemplary courage and a commitment to justice for all people," said Governor Dayton. "Her legal expertise, acquired through nearly 30 years of experience on the bench, has prepared her well for this new role. I am confident that Judge Alexander will serve the Fourth District with distinction."
Judge Pamela G. Alexander is the President of the Minnesota Council on Crime and Justice, and previously served as a Municipal and District Judge for Hennepin County from 1983 to 2008. Prior to her judgeship, she worked as an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney and was a criminal defense attorney with the Legal Rights Center, Inc. She has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas Law School and the William Mitchell College of Law. Judge Alexander earned her B.A. from Augsburg College and her J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law.
Additionally, Judge Alexander is a member of the Minnesota Supreme Court Equal Fairness in the Courts Committee and a recipient of the 2011 Woman of Courage Award from the Emmett Till Legacy Foundation.
Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District consists of Hennepin County.
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/