In 2020, Governor Tim Walz appointed me as a judge in Ramsey County following a rigorous selection process based on merit and with the recommendation of the Judicial Merit Selection Committee. Since my appointment, I have been honored to serve Ramsey County as a district court judge and have presided over hundreds of cases. 

I apply the law fairly and know that my patience, kindness and understanding are also critical for everyone in the courtroom – victims, defendants, jurors, witnesses and lawyers alike. I treat everyone with dignity and respect.  

Being a good judge requires knowledge of the law, intellectual ability, and a respectful courtroom demeanor all of which I have demonstrated over and over again in my career. I believe adding my extensive experience in the real-life, every-day application of justice using fairness and compassion has made me a great judge for the community where I grew up and live.

With this judicial experience, temperament, background, and a proven track record of a commitment to justice and dedication to public service, I hope I have earned your support and your vote.  I will keep working hard to honor the trust you have placed in me.

Meet Judge Brown

Judge Brown was born in St. Paul and grew up in Roseville. After graduating from Alexander Ramsey High School (now Roseville Area H.S.), Judge Brown graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College. He then earned a law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1987, and has spent his entire career in public service.

Judge Brown and his wife Anne raised their two daughters in Vadnais Heights and the girls graduated from White Bear Lake High School. They are also the proud grandparents of four wonderful grandchildren and one grandpuppy!

Judge Brown is an avid fisherman, and enjoys all outdoor activities as well as traveling with family and friends.  He is a Minnesota sports fan all the way from high school sports to the pros.  Judge Brown is a member of the St. Paul Curling Club and is having fun learning a new sport with such rich Minnesota history. 

Judge Brown is an active volunteer with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon – Hugo and is grateful he is able to support our active duty service members. His past volunteer experience has included judging for Minnesota History Day, both regional and state finals, serving as a youth rec soccer coach, and a confirmation instructor at his church.