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Wilhelmina Wright

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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]



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% of the vote.[5]


Wright was re-elected to the court of appeals after running unopposed.[6]

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.[2]


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.[2]

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