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Wilhelmina M. Wright
Court Information:
Minnesota Supreme Court
Title:   Justice
Salary:  $152,000
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)
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Yale University, 1986
Law School:   Harvard Law School, 1989
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Supreme Court
Position:  Seat 2
State:  Minnesota
Election information 2014:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/4/2014
Election vote:  56.8%ApprovedA

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.[1][2][3][4] She was re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires in 2020.[5]

On April 15, 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Wright to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota.[6]

Federal judicial nomination

District of Minnesota

Nomination Tracker
 Candidate:Wilhelmina Wright
 Court:District of Minnesota
 Progress: 14 days since nomination.
ApprovedANominated:April 15, 2015
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Wright received a nomination to the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota on April 15, 2015, from President Barack Obama. On the nomination:

I am proud to nominate Justice Wilhelmina Marie Wright to serve on the United States District Court bench. She has a long and distinguished record of service, and I am confident she will serve on the federal bench with distinction.[6][7]


Wright received her undergraduate degree, graduating cum laude, from Yale University in 1986 and her J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1989.[2]




See also: Minnesota judicial elections, 2014
Wright ran for re-election to the supreme court.
General: She defeated John Hancock in the general election on November 4, 2014, receiving 56.8 percent of the vote.[5]


Wright was re-elected to the court of appeals after running unopposed.[8]

See also: Minnesota judicial elections, 2010

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