Minnesota Supreme Court Justice David Stras will face a primary in September since two challengers filed against him today, the last day for filing.
Running against Stras are two repeat candidates: Tim Tingelstad of Bemidji and Alan Nelson of Maplewood.
(In 2008, a candidate calling himself Alan Lawrence Nelson challenged Justice Paul Anderson. There is only one Alan Nelson licensed to practice law in Minnesota, and his middle name is Lawrence. Tingelstad was also a candidate in that race.)
The other two Supreme Court seats will not require primaries. Dan Griffith will run against incumbent Lorie Gildea and Dean Barkley will run against Justice G. Bary Anderson.
In other last-day election filings, Steven Antolak has moved the seat for which he will run from number 44 to number 22 in Ramsey County. The latter district’s election, for the seat vacated by Judge Deborah Hedlund, will pit Antolak against Elizabeth Cutter and Deborah Russell, thus requiring another primary. Marc Berris and Lois Conroy will compete for seat number 44, now occupied by Judge Patricia Kerr Karasov.