Voters will narrow the field in Tuesday primaryVoters hitting the polls Tuesday have some hard decisions to make. Several primary races will determine whose name will make it onto the Nov. 4 general election ballot, including the local competition to be the Democratic candidate for the State House of Representatives 37B seat.
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Voters hitting the polls Tuesday have some hard decisions to make. Several primary races will determine whose name will make it onto the Nov. 4 general election ballot, including the local competition to be the Democratic candidate for the State House of Representatives 37B seat.
The seat currently held by republican Dennis Ozment is up for grabs after the longtime Representative announced his retirement early this year. Three Rose-mount residents — Judy Lindsay, Phillip Sterner and Kurt Walter-Hansen — have thrown their name into the ring hoping to replace Ozment in Jan-uary.
For the primary, in which voters can’t cross party lines, Lindsay is the lone Republican running. Sterner and Walter-Hansen are both running for the Democratic vote. Sterner has been endorsed by the Democratic party. The highest vote getter Tuesday will go on to battle Lindsay for the seat in November.
Supreme Court races
Voters can also cast ballots for associate justices in Supreme Court District 3 (Paul H. Anderson, Alan Lawrence Nelson and Tim Tingelstad) and District 4 (Jill Clark, F. Richard Gallo Jr., Lorie Skjerven Gildea and Deborah Hedlund).
U.S. Senate races
There will be partisan votes Tuesday for three of the parties with candidates in the U.S. Senate race. Republicans can choose between Norm Coleman and Jack Shepard; Democrats can choose among Alve Erickson, Prisciilla Lord Faris, Rob Fitzgerald, Al Franken, “Dick” Franson, Bob Larson and Olé Savior; Independence Party members can choose among Kurt Michael Anderson, Dean Barkley, Bill Dahn, Darryl Stanton, Jack Uldrich, Stephen Williams and Doug Williams.
Where to vote
Rosemount has seven polling locations spread throughout the city. To see where you vote visit the city of Rosemount’s web site at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us.