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Nov 4!

"When parties come into the courtroom to seek resolution regarding civil, family or criminal matters, judges are called upon to make crucial decisions before, during and after trial.  Every party deserves to have a judge who has the experience, commitment, and knowledge to understand the deep issues, to pay attention to every detail, and someone who is committed to ensuring a respectful, fair and impartial process under the law.  I pledge that deep commitment to our judicial process in Hennepin County, and I respectfully ask for your vote on November 4."

History of Life-Long Community Service


  • Rotarian (Eden Prairie)

  • Minnesota  Supreme Court, Court Rules Committee

  • Hennepin County Bar Association Member

  • Minnesota State Bar Association Member

  • Warren E. Burger, Inn of Court Member

  • Admitted to Minnesota Supreme Court

  • Admitted to U.S. District Court

  • Minnesota Women Lawyers

  • Community Foundation Board Member

  • Lioness (community service organization)

  • Charity fundraiser

  • Chamber of Commerce Member

  • Service organization president, Afton Marina

  • SW Suburban Education Group, past board member

  • Youth sports and assistant coach; board member, sports associations

  • High School swimming and alpine ski racing computer timing

  • Lutheran Church, member, volunteer, youth groups, adult service

  • Music (piano) teacher

  • American Red Cross Metrodome First Aid Team

  • National Ski Patrol

Hello! I’m Beverly Aho.

     I’m running for Hennepin County District Court Judge, Seat 61, which is an ‘open’ seat with no incumbent judge, to serve Hennepin County residents.  I am excited and honored to run for this non-partisan position, and to bring my experience, integrity, compassion, and work ethic to serve as Judge.  I am honored to have broad support from across all Hennepin County, including endorsements from MN Supreme Court Justice James Gilbert (retired), MN Court of Appeals Judge Robert Schumacher (retired), Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek, the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, the Academy of Certified Trial Lawyers of Minnesota, and from senators, representatives, mayors, council members and community leaders across our County.  

      Many of our most experienced judges with broad civil trial experience have recently retired, and our current bench already has outstanding criminal law experience from the public defenders' and prosecutors' offices.  I would be honored to be able to provide my civil trial and private practice experience to serve the broad range of disputes heard in our county that affect Hennepin County residents everyday -- from business disputes, contract issues, property disputes, employment issues, family matters, criminal issues, housing, wills/estates/probate, and other civil matters.  We need a balanced judiciary with a broad experience base to handle the more than 600,000 cases that are filed each year in our Hennepin County court.  

     Many people do not get an opportunity to know very much about judicial elections in general, especially for positions on the District Court level which seldom involve disputes over the big “hot-button” issues of the day.  But as a practicing litigation, business and real estate attorney, I know that District Court judges are extremely important and are far more likely to have an impact on our daily lives than most other high-profile political figures.  Judges are the primary decision-makers in the vast majority of criminal, civil and family law cases, ranging from divorces to business disputes and from traffic violations to major felonies.  The decisions they make, in each stage of the process, are often critical to the outcome of a case.  If you or a member of your family ever find yourself facing such a situation, it matters a great deal that your case is heard before an experienced judge who treats everyone with respect, is well-versed in the law, will protect your rights, is hard-working and will be attentive to the deep issues of the dispute and will apply the rule of law with understanding, compassion, fairness, and impartiality.  I pledge and commit my diligence to protect your rights and apply the rule of law in a fair, just and impartial manner.

     I have been an advocate for our non-partisan judiciary, and I will neither seek nor accept a partisan endorsement.  I have no personal or political agenda, and no special interest.  My only 'interest' is in serving Hennpin County.

     My husband, Brad, and I have been blessed to become active volunteers in the eight wonderful communities in which we've lived or worked over the past 30+ years, including Edina, Brooklyn Center, Maple Grove, Minnetonka, Bloomington, Minneapolis, Plymouth, and Eden Prairie (where we now reside).  We have three adult children (two daughters and a son).  Brad is an electrical engineer and also serves on the Eden Prairie City Council.  We are both honored to help and serve others and in ways that can improve daily life.    

    As a second-generation American, I was raised with the principled values of integrity, hard-work, compassion and respect for others, and for our Constitution and the rule of law.  Please contact me with any questions you have at 612-270-2828.

     I pledge that I will be a fair, ethical and impartial judge.  I respectfully ask for your vote on November 4..   Thank you!

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