Attorneys support incumbents
The Dakota County Bar Association held a vote for the contested judicial races in the First Judicial District. In the Judge 10 race, incumbent Judge Diane M. Hanson won with 65 votes over seven for Michael L. Larson. In the Judge 20 race, incumbent Judge Kathryn D. Messerich won with 76 votes while challenger Brian A. Gravely received two votes.
Ballots were sent to all 149 members. There were 84 returned, six of which were rejected because they did not comply with rules.