Civil litigation attorney will lead human rights agency

Gov. Mark Dayton has selected a new commissioner of human rights.

Dayton announced today the appointment of Kevin Lindsey to the cabinet post. Lindsey is a civil litigation attorney in the Office of the Ramsey County Attorney. He will lead an agency with a mission “to make Minnesota discrimination-free.”

“Kevin is a respected lawyer and advocate with deep experience in the community working on issues of fairness in the workplace and in the community,” Dayton said in a news release. “He will be a strong, professional voice in the Dayton Administration.”

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