August 18, 2015. Governor Mark Dayton today announced his appointment of Judge Natalie Hudson to the Minnesota Supreme Court. Judge Hudson has served on the Minnesota Court of Appeals since 2002. She succeeds Justice Alan Page, who was first elected to the Supreme Court in 1992.
Governor Jesse Ventura appointed Judge Hudson to the Court of Appeals in 2002. George Soule chaired the committee that recommended Judge Hudson as a finalist for appointment to the Court of Appeals.
At the time of her appointment to the Court of Appeals, Judge Hudson served as an Assistant Minnesota Attorney General in the Criminal Division. Before she joined the Attorney General’s office, she worked as St. Paul City Attorney, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Hamline Law School, an associate at Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi, and staff attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.
From 1991 – 2002, George chaired or served on several committees advising Minnesota governors on appellate court appointments. He participated in recruitment and screening of candidates for nine vacant seats on the Minnesota Court of Appeals and Minnesota Supreme Court.
George has also co-chaired five re-election campaigns for Minnesota Supreme Court Justices, and worked on countless other campaigns for judges and judicial candidates.