Dawn Elizabeth Baardsen, a 1996 graduate of Perham High School, was recently sworn in as a Texas state judge.
Baardsen graduated from the Oklahoma City University School of Law with a Juris Doctor Degree in 2004. She went on to work for Texas State Attorney General Greg Abbott, and became the Assistant Attorney General of the Year in 2008.
On Feb. 14, Baardsen was sworn in at the courthouse. Her parents, Lynne and Gordon, were asked to help robe her as part of the swearing in.