Not many people will vote on Tuesday in the primary. That actually makes the one you cast all the more important. There is only one race where Spot has a recommendation for you, and it's a non-partisan contest: district court judge. There is one open seat, no incumbent:
So in the interests of learning how a voter can cram for an election, I decided to research one race on my ballot: the primary contest for Hennepin County district judge, seat 53.
Problem 1: There's no incumbent. Problem 2: Six people are running.
The top two vote-getters in the primary will move on to the general election for a runoff. So how am I supposed to pass judgment on whether Paula Brummel, Liz Cutter, David Piper, Jane Ranum, Thomas Sheran or Cheri Sudit would be the best judge?
Spot says the answer is an easy one: Tom Sheran. Spot has known Tom for over twenty-five years. Tom is a thorough and skilled lawyer, and a principled and decent man. He would make a great judge.
Spot hopes that you will vote in the primary, and that you will support Tom Sheran.