The Dakota County Bar Association, comprised of 149 members, conducted a plebiscite with respect to the contested judicial races in the First Judicial District. Ballots were sent to all 149 members. Eighty-four ballots were returned. Six ballots were rejected because they did not comply with the plebiscite rules. Seventy-eight ballots were valid and were counted.
The results in the Judge 10 race between incumbent Diane M. Hanson and Michael L. Larson: Hanson, 65; Larson, 7.
In the Judge 20 race between incumbent Kathryn D. Messerich and Brian A. Gravely: Messerich, 76; Gravely, 2.
Members of the Dakota County Bar Association are lawyers who reside in Dakota County or who regularly practice law in Dakota County.
Questions can be directed to Chris Lehmann, vice president of the Dakota County Bar Association, at (651) 455-1661.