Gov. Walz appoints Benjamin Wilcox to fill 8th Judicial District vacancy


October 3, 2022

Contact: Claire Lancaster




Governor Walz Appoints Benjamin Wilcox to Fill Eighth Judicial District Vacancy


[ST. PAUL, MN] – Governor Tim Walz today announced the appointment of Benjamin Wilcox as District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District. Wilcox will be replacing the Honorable Charles C. Glasrud and will be chambered in Morris in Stevens County.

“I am delighted to appoint Benjamin Wilcox to serve in Stevens County,” said Governor Walz. “Mr. Wilcox has demonstrated a true passion and commitment to serving his community, and he has spent his career working to create just and equitable outcomes for his clients in both criminal and civil matters. His experience and knowledge will serve the Eighth Judicial District well.”

Minnesota’s Eighth Judicial District encompasses Big Stone, Chippewa, Grant, Kandiyohi, Lac qui Parle, Meeker, Pope, Renville, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, Wilkin, and Yellow Medicine counties.

Benjamin Wilcox is a partner at Wilcox Law Office, P.A. He serves as the city attorney for Benson and Kerkhoven and as an assistant city attorney in Clontarf, Danvers, DeGraff, Holloway, and Murdock. He represents clients in a wide variety of civil matters, including real estate, estate planning, probate, civil litigation, small business organization, and landlord-tenant matters. Wilcox serves as a board member for the Robert Sonsteng Foundation and the Southwest Initiative Foundation. He earned his B.A. from the University of Minnesota, Morris and J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law.

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