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Duluth 2018 General Election Primer

With federal, state, county and judicial races on the ballot — and a triad of Duluth School Board questions — there’s plenty for voters to sort through this fall.

The countdown is on with eight weeks left to study up; the General Election will be held on Nov. 6. Below are the races that will appear on ballots in Duluth. Only one of the three Minnesota State Representative races affecting Duluth will appear on individual ballots. See the note on each for a description of which geographic areas apply.
 

FEDERAL OFFICES


United States Senator
Jim Newberger (Republican)
Amy Klobuchar (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Dennis Schuller (Legal Marijuana Now)
Paula M. Overby (Minnesota Green Party)

United States Senator (special election to fill two-year term)
Karin Housley (Republican)
Tina Smith (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Sarah Wellington (Legal Marijuana Now)
Jerry Trooien (Unaffiliated)

United States Representative, Minnesota District 8
Pete Stauber (Republican)
Joe Radinovich (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Ray Skip Sandman (Independence)
 

STATE OFFICES


Minnesota State Representative for District 3B
(Covers the Duluth Heights and Kenwood neighborhoods of Duluth, as well as neighboring cities and townships)
Keith MacDonald (Republican)
Mary Murphy (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

Minnesota State Representative for District 7A
(Covers eastern Duluth neighborhoods)
Dana Krivogorsky (Republican)
Jennifer Schultz (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

Minnesota State Representative for District 7B
(Covers western Duluth neighborhoods)
Caroline Burley (Republican)
Liz Olson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)

Minnesota Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Jeff Johnson and Donna Bergstrom (Republican)
Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Chris Wright and Judith Schwartzbacker (Grassroots – Legalize Cannabis)
Josh Welter and Mary O’Connor (Libertarian)

Minnesota Secretary of State
John Howe (Republican)
Steve Simon (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
William Denney (Independence)

Minnesota State Auditor
Pam Myhra (Republican)
Julie Blaha (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Michael Ford (Legal Marijuana Now)
Chris Dock (Libertarian)

Minnesota Attorney General
Doug Wardlow (Republican)
Keith Ellison (Democratic-Farmer-Labor)
Noah M. Johnson (Grassroots – Legalize Cannabis)
 

COUNTY OFFICES


St. Louis County Commisioner, District 1
James Booth
Frank Jewell

St. Louis County Auditor/Treasurer
Brandon Larson
Nancy Nilsen

St. Louis County Sheriff
Ross Litman (unopposed)

St. Louis County Attorney
Mark Rubin (unopposed)

South St. Louis County Soil and Water Supervisor, District 2
Marcia Stromgren (unopposed)

South St. Louis County Soil and Water Supervisor, District 3
Albert Moline (unopposed)

South St. Louis County Soil and Water Supervisor, District 5
Debra L. Taylor (unopposed)
 

Duluth School District Questions


Independent School District #709 Question 1: Renewal of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization
The Board of Independent School District No. 709, Duluth Public Schools, has proposed to renew its referendum revenue authorization, which is set to expire in 2018, in an amount equal to $371.78 per pupil. The revenue would be used to fund school operations. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be effective for taxes payable in 2019 and be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting to extend an existing property tax referendum that is scheduled to expire.
Yes
No

Independent School District #709 Question 2: Approval of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization
The Board of Independent School District No. 709 has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $575.00 per pupil if Ballot Question No. 1 is approved. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Provided that Ballot Question No. 1 is approved, shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 709 be approved? By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.
Yes
No

Independent School District #709 Question 3: Approval of School District Referendum Revenue Authorization
The Board of Independent School District No. 709 has proposed to increase its general education revenue by $335.00 per pupil if Ballot Question Nos. 1 and 2 are approved. The proposed referendum revenue authorization would be applicable for ten years unless otherwise revoked or reduced as provided by law. Provided that Ballot Question Nos. 1 and 2 are approved, shall the increase in revenue proposed by the Board of Independent School District No. 709 be approved? By voting “yes” on this ballot question, you are voting for a property tax increase.
Yes
No
 

JUDICIAL OFFICES


Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice
Lorie Skjerven Gildea (unopposed)

Minnesota Supreme Court 1 Associate Justice
Barry Anderson (unopposed)

Minnesota Supreme Court 2 Associate Justice
Michelle MacDonald
Margaret Chutich

Minnesota Supreme Court 5 Associate Justice
Anne McKeig (unopposed)

Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge 2
Anthony L. Brown
Lucinda Ellen Jesson

Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge 4
Tracy Smith (unopposed)

Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge 6
Renee L. Worke (unopposed)

Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge 7
Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks (unopposed)

Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge 12
Diane Bratvold (unopposed)

Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge 14
James B. Florey (unopposed)

Minnesota Sixth District Court Judge 5
Michelle M. Anderson (unopposed)

Minnesota Sixth District Court Judge 6
Dale O. Harris (unopposed)

Minnesota Sixth District Court Judge 8
Shaun R. Floerke (unopposed)

Minnesota Sixth District Court Judge 10
Mark M. Starr (unopposed)

Minnesota Sixth District Court Judge 16
Jill A. Eichenwald (unopposed)
 

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