It's official -- both Minnesota Supreme Court justices up for election in the '08 election cycle will face challengers.
F. Richard Gallo, an assistant state public defender who has worked in the office's appellate division for 23 years, has filed to run against Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Lorie Gildea.
Meanwhile, Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Paul Anderson will face a challenge from attorney Alan Lawrence Nelson, who also filed today. The state's attorney-registration website lists Nelson as having been admitted to the practice of law in Minnesota in 1992. It also says he doesn't currently carry malpractice insurance and doesn't represent private clients. It also lists an address in Maplewood. At present, that's all the info I have on that challenger.