My Ballot for Next Tuesday: Page One

US Representative to the House, District 3

Jim Meffert

I'm very familiar with Meffert's stand on the issues, and agree with them fully.

State Senator District 47

Leo Foley

Leo Foley is a centrist Democrat who has done a great job to date.

State Representative District 47A

Denise Dittrich

Dittrich has been a great representative.

Governor/Lt Governor

Mark Dayton/Yvonne Prettner Solon

Dayton will implement progressive Minnesota-like policies, and push for (or allow the legislature to develop) sane tax policies (i.e., tax the rich more, then get stuff done). The election is quite close, so every vote for Dayton counts, depending on what numbers you accept.

Secretary of State

Mark Ritchie

Ritchie showed himself to be an excellent secretary of state during the ... well, you remember, we need not speak of those days ...

State Auditor

Rebecca Otto

Otto is a progressive, conservation oriented highly competent auditor. Anderson, seeking to get her job back, was a moron. See this.

State Attorney General

Lori Swanson

Lori Swanson kicks ass as Attorney General

County Sheriff

James Stuart

I picked Stuart based on his experience.

County Attorney

Brad Johnson

Close call. I've heard from people who know people who are people and Ive decided to support Johnson.

Soil and Water Conservation Districts 3 and 4

I am opposed to all of the candidates. I will write someone in. Any suggestions?

Mayor of Coon Rapids

Tim Howe

Tim seems to have done a fine job, and the opposing candidate, Dave Nelson, has not allowed interviews or otherwise distributed information about himself as far as I can tell.

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Hmm, I've never paid the Soil and Water Conservation District dudes much attention. I probably should though, since soil and water conservation is very important to me. What do you know about them that I should?

By Benton Jackson (not verified) on 29 Oct 2010 #permalink

I too am totally sane since I rob people and get stuff done with the money. Only the rich, though. Bastards.

Hmm, I see what you mean.

By Benton Jackson (not verified) on 29 Oct 2010 #permalink

I will write someone in. Any suggestions?

How about Greg Laden?

Public office should be conscripted. The desire to run for an elected office is a disqualification, imo.

You're it, Greg.

By Benton Jackson (not verified) on 01 Nov 2010 #permalink