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Commission recommends area judge candidates

ST. PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced Friday it is recommending three candidates to Gov. Mark Dayton for consideration to fill the current vacancy in Minnesota's Third Judicial District.

The vacancy was created by the retirement of Judge James A. Fabian and will be chambered at Caledonia in Houston County.

Brett A. Corson:Corson serves as the Fillmore County Attorney, where he handles a full spectrum of criminal and civil cases on behalf of the county and advises the county commissioners and various county departments. He also serves as a Judge Advocate Officer in the United States Army, and previously was the owner of Corson Law Offices and an assistant public defender.

Scott K. Springer:Springer serves as the president of Springer & Gumbel, PA, where he maintains a broad caseload, including family, civil, municipal and criminal law. He also serves as the city attorney for the cities of Ostrander, Fountain, Spring Valley and Lewiston, and as the city prosecutor for Chatfield. He previously was an attorney at Adams, Rizzi & Sween, PA.

Carmaine M. Sturino:Sturino serves as an assistant public defender in the Third Judicial District, where she represents the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council for Public Defense and maintains a caseload consisting primarily of juvenile and adult cases. Previously, Sturino was a solo practitioner and an assistant Winona County attorney. She is the secretary of the Winona County Bar Association.


Minnesota's Third Judicial District consists of Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca and Winona counties.

An announcement of the appointment will be made following an interview process over the next few weeks.

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