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Elizabeth Cutter, Judge - 4th District Court, Seat 22: Candidate Profile

Cutter also ran for district court judge in 2008.

General Information

Name : Ms. Elizabeth V Cutter
Also known as : Liz
Age : 60
Place of residence : Minneapolis

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : Macalester College and University of Minnesota
Degree : Bachelor's Degree
Year of graduation : 1974

Grad school

University : University of Minnesota
Degree : Philosophy
Year of graduation : 1992

Ph D.

University : William Mitchell College of Law
Area of research : J.D., with honors
Year of graduation : 1980

Employment Information

Job titles held : Special Assistant Minnesota Attorney General, Senior Assistant Hennepin County Attorney
Employers : Minnesota Attorney General, Hennepin County Attorney

Political Information

Party affiliation : Other
Party affiliation : Non partisan position
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Hennepin County District Court Judge
Chamber/district: Hennepin County
Incumbent: No
Previous elective offices : President, Minnesota Women Lawyers
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices : 2008, District Court Judge

Party HQ

Address PO Box 3852
Minneapolis
Minnesota
55403

Campaign Manager

Name : Perry Wilson
Title : Manager

URLs

Website : www.cutter4judge.com
Facebook : www.Facebook.com/cutter4judge

Other facts

I am endorsed by leaders in the legal community including several past Presidents of the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Hennepin County Bar Association.  I am endorsed by the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota.  I received over 75% of the vote in the Hennepin County Bar Association poll.  Former Chief Justice of the Minnesota Supreme Court Kathleen Blatz appointed me to the Minnesota Rules of Evidence Committee. I served as President of Minnesota Women Lawyers, assisted in the formulation and implementation of that organization's strategic plan, created the Parity Taskforce, and I was instrumental in obtaining substantial funding to implement the recommendations of the Parity Taskforce. These are organizations and people who know the work that a judge needs to do, know the needs of the Hennepin County bench, know me and my experience, and have chosen me as the most qualified candidate for this position.  In my work as a public attorney and as a criminal prosecutor, I have worked with citizens from all walks of life at some of the most difficult and challenging times in their lives. I am known for my compassion, strong work ethic, and commitment to justice. I know the people of Hennepin County and I know the work that is done in Hennepin County.  I have management and leadership experience that is directly related to the work done by our Hennepin County courts. I have considerable relevant civil and criminal trial experience with over 100 jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. I participate on several interdisciplinary committees in Hennepin County charged with the responsibility of ensuring that Hennepin County's justice system is accessible and effective. I am a community leader and hold and have held leadership positions in legal and non-legal community organizations including the Hennepin County Bar Association, Interact Center for the Arts, Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association. Finally, I have been endorsed by police and labor, leaders in the legal community, and bi-partisan leaders in the community at large. These are people who know me and the work that I do. I am honored to have their support. Please go to cutter4judge.com for a complete list of community service and supporters.

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