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Eric A. Aarseth

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Eric A. Aarseth
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Current Court Information:
Alaska Third District
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Frank Murkowski
Active:   2005-Present
Personal History
Born:   11/25/1962
Hometown:   Minnesota
Undergraduate:   The University of Minnesota, Institute of Technology, 1987
Law School:   William Mitchell College of Law, 1990
Military service:   U.S. Army

Eric A. Aarseth is a superior court judge for the Third Judicial District in Anchorage, Alaska.[1]

Biographical information

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.[2]


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.[2]

2010 election

Aarseth was retained in 2010.[3] He was recommended for retention by the Alaska Judicial Council.[4][5] He is up for retention again in 2016.

Main article: Alaska judicial elections, 2010
See also: Alaska Judges up for Retention Election in 2010

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