|Wilhelmina M. Wright|
|Current Court Information:|
|Minnesota Supreme Court|
|Title: || Justice|
|Appointed by: || Gov. Mark Dayton|
|Active: || 2012-2020|
|Preceded by: || Helen Meyer|
|Past post: || Judge, Court of Appeals|
|Past term: || 2002-2012|
|Past post 2: || Trial judge, Ramsey County District Court (2nd District)|
|Undergraduate: || Yale University, 1986|
|Law School: || Harvard Law School, 1989|
|Candidate for: ||Supreme Court|
|Position: ||Seat 2|
|Election information 2014:|
|Election date: ||11/4/2014|
Wilhelmina M. "Mimi" Wright is a judge on the Minnesota Supreme Court. She was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in August 2012, becoming the first black woman to join the court.
She was re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires in 2020.
- See also: Minnesota judicial elections, 2014
Wright was re-elected to the court of appeals after running unopposed.
- See also: Minnesota judicial elections, 2010
Wright received her undergraduate degree from Yale University in 1986 and her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1989.
After law school, Wright worked as a law clerk to Damon J. Keith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. She then joined the Washington D.C. law firm Hogan & Hartson, LLP. In 1995, she began working as an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Minnesota. She then became a trial judge on the Ramsey County District Court (2nd District). In 2002, Gov. Jesse Ventura appointed Wright to the Minnesota Court of Appeals. She served in that position until joining the Minnesota Supreme Court in 2012.
- ↑ Minnesota Judicial Branch, "Wilhelmina Wright appointed to Minnesota Supreme Court," August 20, 2012
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Minnesota Judicial Branch, "Judge Profile: Associate Justice Wilhelmina M. Wright"
- ↑ The Pioneer Press, "Minnesota Supreme Court: Wilhelmina Wright becomes first female African-American justice," October 17, 2012
- ↑ Judges appointed by Mark Dayton
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Minnesota Secretary of State, "2014 State General Election Candidate Filings," accessed June 7, 2014
- ↑ Minnesota Secretary of State, "State Offices"