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Friday, July 11, 2008

A Court of Appeals seat is contested

We now have a contested judicial race for a seat on the Court of Appeals. Dan Griffith, who has run for a judicial seat unsuccessfully on two prior occasions, has filed a challenge against incumbent Judge Terri Stoneburner.

Griffith, an International Falls attorney, previously ran against (now retired) Court of Appeals Judge R.A. "Jim" Randall in 2004 and Court of Appeals Judge Christopher Dietzen in 2006.

Stoneburner was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Gov. Jesse Ventura in 2000, and elected after a contested race in 2002. She previously practiced law in Mankato.

In other election news, Hennepin County District Court Philip D. Bush now faces a challenge from Eugene Link of New Hope.

Judicial candidates have until end of the business day Tuesday to file with the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office.

UPDATE: Looks like the "Eugene Link" challenging Judge Bush is Alan Eugene Link, who lists a home address the same as the one in the filing. The attorney-registration database lists Alan Eugene Link at Regis Corp., admitted to the Minnesota bar in 1996.

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