Thanks for this thoughtful discussion of the importance of the primary elections [Southside Pride July Riverside edition]. I would just add one thing: There are also two judicial seats on the primary ballot in Hennepin County. I am Brian Hagerty, and I am one of seven candidates running for seat 43 (being vacated by Janet Poston); there are five candidates running for seat 61 (being vacated by Robert Small).
Southside Pride readers might be particularly interested in the fact that I was endorsed by Representative Susan Allen. I have also been endorsed by Senator Ann Rest and many others.
I encourage folks to research me at http://www.hagertyforjudge.com, as well as the other candidates at http://www.hagertyforjudge.com/the-other-candidates/.
I also encourage everyone to vote in the primary on Aug. 12. Thanks!