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I-Falls lawyer Dan Griffith registers to challenge Gildea

International Falls lawyer Dan Griffith has filed to run against Chief Justice Lorie Gildea on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

His website is up and running.

Griffith runs a solo law practice and before that he was both an assistant county and city attorney.

He said that he is running because voters, not the governor, should chose who serves on the Supreme Court.

He has run for judge three times before, most recently In 2008 he ran against Terri Stoneburner for a spot on the Minnesota Court of Appeals. He lost roughly 52 percent to 48 percent.

The filing period to run for judge closes Tuesday.



  1. FYI: Griffith’s last campaign was in 2010 against Judge Stauber, not 2008 against Judge Stoneburner.

  2. Mr. Griffith is among a group of attorneys who have repeatedly run for judgeships, partly to \bring God into the courtroom.\ which is not what most of us want in a person who is supposed to enforce the law – not represent the views of any particular religion.

    It is incorrect of him (or Wersal or Tingelstadt) to say that the governor \chooses\ judges. An independent panel reviews possible appointees and recommends to the governor the one they believe would be the best judge. The governor appoints that person to his/her first term, after which the voters decide to keep or replace that appointee.

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