Governor Jack Dalrymple has appointed Jon Jensen to fill the Northeast Central Judicial District vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Joel Medd.
Jensen is a Grand Forks attorney in private practice. He is a 1990 graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Law and his legal practice focuses on tax litigation. He also litigates in custody, divorce, and commercial matters. He has served as an adjunct faculty member at the U.N.D. School of Law in trial advocacy.
Before attending law school, Jensen worked as a certified public accountant. He is active in the Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Council.
Jensen was one of five finalists for the NEC vacancy. The other finalists were Don Hager, M. Jason McCarthy, Lolita Romanick, and John Thelen. Sixteen attorneys initially applied for the position.