In the election for two open judicial seats in Hennepin County, Elizabeth Cutter and Lois Conroy came out ahead.
Cutter had a hearty 1074 votes to Steven Antolak’s 353. In a closer race, Conroy received 704 votes and Marc Berris 645.
The incumbent Supreme Court justices also came out well in the plebiscite.
Chief Justice Lorie Gildea received 548 votes; challenger Dan Griffith received 46.
Justice G. Barry Anderson received 496 votes; challenger Dean Barkley received 99.
Justice David Stras received 474 votes; challenger Tim Tingelstad received 103.
The HCBA plebiscite was conducted electronically between August 28 and September 11, open to all members of the HCBA. Of 7820 members with active e-mail accounts on record, over 1600 responded, a response rate of 20.7%, the highest response rate since electronic polling began in 2004.