Governor Dayton Appoints Douglas C. Bayley and Jamie L. Cork to Fill First Judicial District Vacancies
June 10, 2016
ST.PAUL, MN – Today, Governor Mark Dayton announced the appointments of Douglas C. Bayley and Jamie L. Cork as District Court Judges in Minnesota’s First Judicial District. Mr. Bayley is replacing the Honorable Thomas W. Bibus, and will be chambered at Red Wing in Goodhue County. Ms. Cork is replacing the Honorable Patrice K. Sutherland, and will be chambered at Hastings in Dakota County.
“It is my pleasure to appoint Mr. Bayley and Ms. Cork to serve as judges in the First Judicial District. They bring a diverse range of professional experiences and possess extensive records of public service,” said Governor Dayton. “I thank both of them for their desire to continue serving the people of Minnesota in these new roles.”
About Douglas C. Bayley
Mr. Bayley is an Assistant Public Defender in the First Judicial District Public Defender’s Office, where he represents defendants in criminal cases. Previously, he was an attorney at Lundblad, Fossum & Zrimsek, a law clerk to the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, and a Senior Duty Officer at the White House Situation Room and National Security Council, as a Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State. He earned his B.A. from Carleton College, his M.A. from the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
Mr. Bayley serves on the Board of Directors for the Anderson Center at Tower View and the Hedin-Hartnagel Memorial Fund.
About Jamie L. Cork
Ms. Cork is an Assistant Hennepin County Attorney, where she works in the Child Protection Division. Previously, she was an adjunct professor at Hamline University School of Law and the University of St. Thomas School of Law, a counselor at Ryan Community, Inc., and a patrol officer in Outagamie County in Wisconsin. She earned her B.A. from Mount Senario College in Wisconsin and her J.D. from Hamline University School of Law.
Ms. Cork is a member and past Vice President of the Japanese American Citizens League and a member of the Minnesota Statewide Human Trafficking Task Force, Hennepin County Girls Continuum of Care Committee, and the Indian Child Welfare Act Education Day Committee.
Minnesota’s First Judicial District consists of Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott, and Sibley Counties.
More information on the Commission on Judicial Selection, as well as vacancies it is currently considering, can be found at http://mn.gov/governor/appointments/judicial-appointments/.
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