David L. Knutson

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David L. Knutson
Court Information:
Minnesota First Judicial District
Title:   Judge
Position:   Court 6
Active:   2004-2018
Past position:   Attorney; State Senator
Past term:   1986-2004; 1993-2004
Personal History
Undergraduate:   St. Olaf College, 1982
Law School:   William Mitchell College of Law, 1986
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  First District
State:  Minnesota
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  99.21%ApprovedA

David L. Knutson is a Minnesota First Judicial District judge for Dakota County, Minnesota. He was appointed to this position on June 29, 2004.[1] He won re-election to the same seat in 2012.[2] His term expires in 2019.


Knutson received his B.A. degree (Philosophy and Political Science) from St. Olaf College in 1982 and his J.D. degree from the William Mitchell College of Law in 1986.[1]


Prior to becoming a District Judge, Knutson practiced law as a partner in various law firms in Minnesota from 1986 to 2004. From 1993 to 2004, he was also a State Senator for District 37.[1]



Knutson ran unopposed for Court 6 of Minnesota First Judicial District in the general election November 6, 2012.[2] He won 99.21 percent of the vote.[3]

See also: Minnesota judicial elections, 2012

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