Gov. Tim Walz announced the appointment of Dannia Edwards as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s First Judicial District.
Edwards will be replacing the Hon. Thomas Pugh and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
“I am honored to appoint Dannia Edwards as a District Court Judge in the First Judicial District,” said Walz. “Her legal career has included a range of experiences in public service, civil rights, and education—all of which demonstrate her remarkable qualities that will serve the people of the First Judicial District well.”
“Dannia Edwards demonstrates a deep commitment to equity and due process,” said Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan. “It is clear that she cares deeply about servant leadership and doing right by the people of Dakota County.”
An adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, Edwards was an assistant public defender before her appointment. She also served as the state legal representative for the NAACP.
Minnesota’s First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, LeSueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley Counties.