Judicial Election Reform

Judicial election reform proponents vow to continue fight: Legislative effort made unprecedented progress this year

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Michelle Lore, FINANCE & COMMERCE, 5/28/10. Former Gov. Al Quie, who has become the face of judicial election reform in Minnesota, recently delivered a keynote address at a bar function in which he cited the oft-quoted Winston Churchill line: “Never, never, never, never give up.”

The 2010 legislative session was both heartening and frustrating for those who, like Quie, advocate switching to a retention-election system of electing judges in Minnesota. A proposed ballot question asking voters to make the change got further than it ever has before in the Legislature, only to be derailed shortly before the end of the session. Read More