Attorneys pick Cuzzo for judgeA survey of Minnesota’s largest lawyer organizations on judgeship races this fall included the one for the courthouse in Two Harbors.
A survey of Minnesota’s largest lawyer organizations on judgeship races this fall included the one for the courthouse in Two Harbors. Of 126 people asked about the Sixth Judicial District race, 46 preferred Two Harbors attorney Tim Costley (36.5 percent) and 80 picked Duluth attorney Mike Cuzzo (63.5 percent).
The polling included contests for Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, and district court races. The survey was conducted by the Minnesota State Bar Association and the Ramsey County Bar Association, along with other local bar districts.
Bar association members have long been polled on judicial elections. The purpose is to collect and make available to the general electorate additional information. “The polls are conducted in a neutral, unbiased and confidential manner,” the MSBA reports. The results do not constitute an endorsement of any candidate by any of the involved bar associations.
Traditional paper ballots have been replaced by an internet-based system. The poll was conducted between Aug. 19 and Sept. 2.
For Supreme Court, incumbents Helen Meyer and Alan Page each had more than 80 percent of nearly 2000 votes cast.
The same held true for sitting judges on the Court of Appeals.