Gov. Walz appoints Christy Hormann to fill 3rd Judicial District vacancy

January 25, 2022
Contact: Claire Lancaster

Governor Walz Appoints Christy Hormann to Fill Third Judicial District Vacancy 

[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan today announced the appointment of Christy Hormann as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Third Judicial District. Ms. Hormann will replace the Honorable Steven R. Schwab and will be chambered in Albert Lea in Freeborn County.

“I am proud to appoint Ms. Hormann to the Freeborn County bench,” said Governor Walz. “Her work on the Third Judicial District Veteran’s Treatment Court and her dedication to helping those suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues give me confidence that she will lead with compassion and strive for equitable outcomes for all those who appear before her.”

“Freeborn County is gaining a judge who is ready to hit the ground running on day one and will serve her community with pride for years to come,” said Lieutenant Governor Flanagan. “She will make an excellent addition to the Third Judicial District.”

Minnesota’s Third Judicial District encompasses Dodge, Fillmore, Freeborn, Houston, Mower, Olmsted, Rice, Steele, Wabasha, Waseca, and Winona counties. 

About Christy Hormann:

Ms. Hormann is the Chief Deputy Steele County Attorney. In addition to her managerial responsibilities, her caseload consists of civil commitments, guardianships or conservatorships, and adult felony criminal cases. She was previously an Assistant Ramsey County Attorney in the criminal division. Ms. Hormann also serves on the Third Judicial District Veterans Treatment Court and the Steele County Community Corrections Advisory Board. Her community involvement includes serving on the board of directors for the Crisis Resource Center and the Steele County Safety Camp. She is also a member of the Promoting Peace Planning Committee and a mock trial judge with the Minnesota State High School League. Ms. Hormann earned her B.A. from the University of St. Thomas and her J.D. from the William Mitchell College of Law.


For more information about the judicial selection process, please visit the Governor’s Judicial Appointments webpage.