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Gov. Dayton appoints two new judges in Mower County

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Jeffrey Kritzer Jeffrey Kritzer
Kevin Siefken Kevin Siefken
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KTTC) -- Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed two new judges for Mower County.

Jeffrey M. Kritzer and Kevin H. Siefken will fill two openings in the Third Judicial District. Kritzer and Siefken will replace Donald E. Rysavy and Fred W. Wellmann, who both retired.

Kritzer is a partner at Baudler, Maus, Forman, Kritzer & Wagner, L.L.P., where his practice focuses on municipal law, employment law, commercial litigation, estate planning, and criminal prosecution on behalf of the cities of Austin and Mantorville. Previously, he was a corporate attorney for the Hormel Foods Corporation and an associate attorney for Alderson, Ondov, Leonard, Sween & Rizzi, P.A. Kritzer earned his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota School of Law.
 
Kritzer also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the Development Corporation of Austin and is a former member and Chair of the Austin Public School Board.

Siefken is President and shareholder with Christian and Peterson, P.A., where his caseload includes family law, criminal, civil litigation, child protection, and civil commitments. He also serves as Special Assistant Albert Lea Attorney, and previously was an Assistant Public Defender for the Third Judicial District. Siefken earned his B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa and his J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law.
 
Siefken is also the President of Habitat for Humanity Freeborn/Mower, an advisory board member of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, an Agency Representative to the United Way of Freeborn County, and a volunteer attorney with Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.

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