MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Justice Paul Thissen is projected to win re-election for a seat on Minnesota’s highest court, according to the Associated Press.
Justice Thissen won over perennial candidate Michelle MacDonald in Tuesday’s election for Minnesota Supreme Court.
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In her four runs for the high court, MacDonald has faced repeated controversies. In 2013, MacDonald was convicted of refusing to submit to a sobriety test and obstructing the legal process — both misdemeanors.
In the aftermath of her representation of Sandra Grazzini Rucki, a Lakeville Mom convicted of hiding her daughters from their father, MacDonald was sanctioned by the Minnesota Supreme Court.
Thissen says his own background as a former Minnesota legislator gives him perspective on Minnesota laws.
In past Minnesota Supreme Court races, MacDonald has received as much as 47% of the vote and more than 800,000 individual votes.