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Incumbent justices re-elected, three new judges in Hennepin County

Justices David Lillehaug and Wilhelmina Wright were re-elected yesterday.

Lillehaug defeated challenger Michelle MacDonald by about a 53 percent to 47 percent and Wright beat challenger John Hancock by about 57 percent to 43 percent margin.

There were several contested district court races as well.

In the 10th District incumbent Nancy Logering defeated Stacy Lashinski 53 percent to 47 percent.

Also in the 10th District incumbent Susan Miles secured 56 percent of the vote to challenger Julie Lafleur’s 46 percent.

In the 7th District incumbent Steven Cahill received 51 percent of the vote to challenger Kenneth Kohler’s 49 percent.

Also in the 7th District incumbent Andrew Pearson received about 57 percent of the vote to challenger Richard Osburn’s 43 percent.

In the 5th District incumbent Christina Wietzema received 56 percent of the vote to challenger Nathan A. Busch’s 44 percent.

In the 4th District in Hennepin County:

Amy Dawson won an open seat securing 56 percent of the vote to Beverly Aho’s 44 percent.

Bev Benson won an open seat with 64 percent of the vote to Chris Ritts’ 36 percent.

Bridget Ann Sullivan won an open seat with 61 percent of the vote to 39 percent for Paul Scoggin.

And Incumbent James A. Moore was re-elected with 66 percent of the vote to 34 percent for challenger Bruce Michael Rivers.

Lori Swanson was re-elected to a third term as attorney general. She secured about 53 percent of the vote. Republican challenger Scott Newman had about 39 percent; Green Party candidate Andy Dawkins had about 1.5 percent; Independence Party candidate Brandan Borgos had about 2.3 percent and Libertarian Party candidate Mary O’Connor had about 1.5 percent.

The complete election results are posted on the Secretary of State’s website.

 

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