Assistant Todd County attorney among 4 candidates for judge vacancies

Heidi Schultz also served as an assistant county attorney in Douglas, Olmsted, and St. Louis counties.

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ST. PAUL – The Commission on Judicial Selection is recommending four candidates for consideration to fill two vacancies in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District.

One of the candidates is Heidi Schultz, an assistant Todd County attorney, where she prosecutes adult criminal cases of all levels.

Schultz was previously a partner at Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson Schultz Cass. She also served as an assistant county attorney in Douglas, Olmsted, and St. Louis counties.

Earlier in her career, she clerked for the Honorable Mark A. Munger in the Sixth Judicial District.

Heidi Schultz

Schultz’s community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Alexandria Dollars for Scholars foundation and the Alexandria Figure Skating Club. She also served on the Minnesota Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure.


The vacancies will occur upon the retirement of the Honorable Kris H. Davick-Halfen and the resignation of the Honorable Amber B. Gustafson. These seats will be chambered in St. Cloud in Stearns County and Moorhead in Clay County.

Other candidates include Leah duCharme, a senior shareholder at Gjesdahl Law; Greta Smolnisky, a district court referee in the Seventh Judicial District; and Stormy Vickers, a solo practitioner specializing in criminal defense at Vickers Law who previously served as an assistant public defender in the Seventh Judicial District.

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