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Ramsey County Commissioner District 1 - Frank T. Mabley and Blake C. Huffman
Ramsey County Commissioner District 2 - Mary Jo McGuire and Sue Jeffers
Ramsey County Commissioner District 7 - Victoria Reinhardt (incumbent) and Dennis Dunnigan
In 2012, three Ramsey County commissioner seats are up for election. Ramsey County is split into seven districts, each represented by one county commissioner. Seats in Districts One, Two and Seven are on the ballot this November. A non-partisan primary on August 14 will cut the number of candidates in each district down to two before the November 6 elections. Candidates can receive party endorsements, but their affiliations will be left off ballots.
According to the Association of Minnesota Counties, “County commissioners are elected officials who oversee county activities and work to ensure that citizen concerns are met, federal and state requirements are fulfilled, and county operations run smoothly.”
Commissioners plan a budget to provide services that the state delegates to county level government. Services include county roadway maintenance, human service programs such as food stamps and medical assistance, and overseeing the number and payment of county employees.
Ramsey County Soil and Water Conservation District
District 2 - Greg Ryan and Gwen Willems
District 5 - Margaret Ann Behrens, Dee Dodge George and Matt Ledvina
One of the county races we’re watching this election year is in the northern St. Paul suburbs, where former state legislator Mary Jo Maguire is running for the county board against former bar owner and talk radio host Sue Jeffers.MORE »
Among all the wild-eyed charges thrown about by Voter ID proponents, one stood out last week.MORE »
Four candidates are running for Ramsey County commissioner in the area that includes Arden Hills, Gem Lake, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Township and parts of Mounds View, Spring Lake Park and Blaine. The top two candidates by votes will continue in this non-partisan race that ignores party.MORE »
State Senator Mary Jo McGuire and former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher are among the county commissioner candidates.
The nine candidates for the three Ramsey County Commissioner seats on the ballot in November 2012 include a state senator, a former sheriff, a former gubernatorial candidate, and only two incumbentMORE »
Two places to find information on the Soil and Water Commissioner electionsMORE »
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The controversial head of law enforcement in Ramsey County for the last 16 years is facing another significant election challenge from a high-ranking officer in the St. Paul Police Department this year. MORE »
Voters in Ramsey County will decide two contested judicial races when they go to the polls next month -- one for an open judicial seat held by retiring District Court Judge M. Michael Monahan, and one a contest between a sitting judge and a public defender. MORE »
John Choi (Photo from campaign website)
For a first-time candidate, John Choi exudes confidence.
The former St. Paul City Attorney is racking up the endorsements in his bid to replace outgoing Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner -- former Ramsey County Attorney Tom Foley last month got added to a list that includes the mayors of eight Ramsey County cities, five of the seven current Ramsey County board members, Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, the DFL Party, the St. Paul Police Federation and a laundry list of union, legal and elected officials. MORE »