Judicial Candidate Info



The General Election is on November 3

Minnesotans can cast their ballots early for the November General Election by voting absentee by mail or in-person.



Judicial Elections

Learn more about Minnesota’s judiciary and judicial elections.

There is one contested statewide judicial race on the ballot this year. It is for a Supreme Court seat. Michelle MacDonald is challenging incumbent Paul Thissen. Click on the candidate names below their photographs to read their responses to a questionnaire sent by the Minnesota State Bar Association.

There is one contested judicial race in the Second Judicial District this year. Ngozi Akubuike is challenging incumbent Pat Diamond. Click on the candidate names below their photographs to read their statements/responses to a questionnaire sent by the Ramsey County Bar Association.


Minnesota Supreme Court candidates

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Michelle MacDonald
Minnesota Supreme Court candidate

Paul Thissen

Paul Thissen   
Minnesota Supreme Court candidate


Second Judicial District (Ramsey County) candidates

Ngozi Akubuike 

Ngozi Akubuike
Second Judicial District (Ramsey County) candidate 

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Pat Diamond
Second Judicial District (Ramsey County) candidate

VoteMNJudges

View the results of the MSBA Judicial Poll for the Supreme Court race here.
Results of the RCBA Judicial Poll for the Second Judicial District race (Ramsey County) will be posted on October 1.