Eric A. Aarseth
|Eric A. Aarseth|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Alaska Third District|
|Appointed by:||Gov. Frank Murkowski|
|Undergraduate:||The University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, 1987|
|Law School:||William Mitchell College of Law, 1990|
|Military service:||U.S. Army|
Eric Alan Aarseth was born November 25, 1962 Minnesota. After completing his legal education, Aarseth joined the US Army as a JAG Corps officer in 1991. He served one tour of duty at Fort Richardson (dead link) in Alaska; then was honorably discharged. For the next eight years, he served as a prosecutor for the State of Alaska, Department of Law. Aarseth then moved to the Torts Section of the Department's Civil Division for three years before taking the bench.
Aarseth received his Bachelor of Science in Geological Engineering from The University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology (dead link) in 1987. He went on to earn his law degree from William Mitchell College of Law in 1990.
In November 2005, Aarseth was appointed to the Anchorage Superior Court by Governor Frank Murkowski. He had applied for an Anchorage District Court judgeship twice in 2004. While he was nominated by the Judicial Council both times, he was not appointed by Governor Murkowski.
- Main article: Alaska judicial elections, 2010
- See also: Alaska Judges up for Retention Election in 2010
- Alaska Court System: Superior Court judges
- Eric A. Aarseth Application for Judicial Appointment 2005
- GEMS election results: Alaska
- Alaska Judicial Council, Press Release: "Judicial Council Recommends that Voters Retain 27 out of 28 Judges," July 5, 2010
- State of Alaska Division of Elections, November 2, 2010 General Election Candidate List