Forum Communications, Published August 20 2012
Dayton picks Wright for state high courtST. PAUL – The judge who led a panel that redrew political district lines earlier this year soon will be Minnesota’s first female African-American Supreme Court justice.
State Appeals Court Judge Wilhelmina Wright is Gov. Mark Dayton’s pick to replace just-retired Justice Helen Meyer.
The 48-year-old St. Paul resident singled out Rosalie Wahl, the first woman on Minnesota’s Supreme Court, and Alan Page, the high court’s first African-American. “My path has been paved by these two extraordinary justices,” she said.
Wright was Hennepin County judge and an assistant U.S. attorney.