Gov. Mark Dayton has appointed Leonardo Castro and Patrick Diamond as District Court judges in Ramsey County, the state’s Second Judicial District.
They replace Judge Edward J. Cleary who was appointed to the Minnesota Court of Appeals, and Judge Steven D. Wheeler, who retired earlier this year.
Castro currently is the managing attorney for the Second Judicial District Public Defender’s Office, where he manages daily operations of misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor cases in St. Paul and suburban courts.
Diamond is the deputy Hennepin County attorney for Criminal Prosecution, responsible for appellate, adult, juvenile, white collar, drug, property and gang prosecution functions.