Monday, September 15, 2008
Minnesota Lawyer updates judicial election site for November races
Minnesota Lawyer has updated its online Judicial Election guide to reflect the results of the recent primary. The site now includes information about all the races that will be on the November ballot including candidate photos, bios and responses to Minnesota Lawyer's questionnaire.
There is one race -- the race for Justice Lorie Skjerven Gildea's seat -- which is not yet final. Gildea, the top vote-getter in the primary, will be on the ballot in November. However, two of the challengers -- Minneapolis attorney Jill Clark and Hennepin County District Court Judge Deborah Hedlund -- were seperated by such a small margin in the primary (less than .5 percent) that a recount is necessary to determine who will get to challenge Gildea in the November election. (The unofficial count has Hedlund in the lead by 1,369 votes.) Once the recount is done -- which could be as soon as the end of the week -- we will add the challenger's information to our site.
In the meantime, there is plenty of information up about the other races to keep you busy. Click here to check it all out.