Governor Walz Appoints Kristine Weeks to Fill Fifth Judicial District Vacancy

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MANKATO, MN—On June 23, 2022, Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan announced the appointment of Kristine Weeks as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Fifth Judicial District. Weeks will be replacing the Honorable Kurt D. Johnson and will be chambered in Mankato in Blue Earth County.

Weeks is an assistant public defender in the Fifth Judicial District, where she represents indigent clients in misdemeanor, gross misdemeanor, felony, and probation violation proceedings. She also represents clients in child protection and delinquency matters.

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