Attorney Lee Sheehy has been named head of the Commission on Judicial Selection by Gov. Mark Dayton.
Sheehy practiced law for almost 25 years, beginning with the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General in 1977. He spent fifteen years at the law firm Popham, Haik, Schnobrich, Kaufman, and Doty before becoming Chief Deputy to Minnesota Attorney General Humphrey in 1995. He has served as general counsel to Public Radio International, regional administrator of the Metropolitan Council, director of the City of Minneapolis Department of Community Planning and Economic Development, and chief of staff to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Sheehy is currently the Director of Region and Communities Programs at the McKnight Foundation. He served as the co-chair of Dayton’s transition team.
“I have known Lee Sheehy personally and professionally for over thirty years,” Dayton said in a press release. “I know him to be a man of the highest integrity, with an outstanding record of excellent public service, who shares my view that Minnesota needs to recruit and select the very best among our citizens to assume the enormous responsibilities of serving in the judiciary. My charge to Mr. Sheehy and his Commission is to find and recommend the very best qualified women and men throughout Minnesota to serve in those critically important positions.”