John Choi was the top choice of voters in the Ramsey County Attorney contest, garnering support from 50 percent of those who showed up at the polls. David Schultz, who formerly worked for the state attorney general’s office, also advanced to the general election with 29 percent of the vote in the non-partisan contest.
Roseville City Council member Tammy Pust failed to make the cut, winning support from 21 percent of voters. The winner will replace Susan Gaertner, who’s stepping down after four terms.
Elsewhere in Ramsey County, Gloria Bogen and Mark Ireland advanced to the general election in a crowded nine-candidate field for an open judicial post. Bogen is backed by St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman and state Sen. Sandy Pappas. Ireland has state Rep. Alice Hausman and St. Paul City Council president Kathy Lantry in his corner.
Finally Ramsey County Commissioner Rafael Ortega easily outpaced two rivals with 72 percent of the vote in his quest for a fifth term. He’ll face Andy Noble, who is backed by the Republican party, in the general election. Noble was the top choice of 18 percent of voters in the nonpartisan primary contest.