Debate: Should Judges be Elected or Appointed?

Join us on Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at the Historic Afton House Inn for an enjoyable evening of social fun and debate.

Former Minnesota Chief Justice Eric Magnuson, State Representative Tim Sanders, 10th District Court Judge Tad Jude, Minnesota attorneys Greg Wersal and Chris Penwell will discuss the merits of H.F. 1666, a bill proposing to scrap Minnesota’s judicial elections and replace them with a “retention election” system.

Under the system, judges would be initially appointed by the governor and then retained by a “yes” or “no” vote by the residents.

Mediating the debate will be Pat Anderson, Republican National Committee Woman for Minnesota, former Mayor of Eagan, and former Minnesota State Auditor.

This is a “Local Voices” meeting organized by Karin Housley. The mission of Local Voices is to discuss issues affecting residents in the area, from Cottage Grove to Hastings, to Afton and the surrounding cities. Always on the first Tuesday of the month, this is our monthly Senate District 57 Republican BPOU social event. Plan to attend, enjoy a tasty dinner, and hear a lively debate.

Social hour starts at 6:00 p.m. with the opportunity to order from Afton House Inn menu.

The Historic Afton House Inn is at 3921 St. Croix Trail South, in Afton, MN 55001.

For more information, please email Karin Housley at

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