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John Choi gets a labor endorsement in Ramsey County attorney race


St. Paul City Attorney John Choi added to his endorsement list in his campaign for Ramsey County attorney this weekend with word that AFSCME Council 5 is on board.

That’s the union that includes assistant Ramsey County attorneys; another challenger in the race, Dave Pinto, is an assistant Ramsey County attorney.

Choi also reports the support of former Gov. Wendell Anderson and says he’s been endorsed by “over 50 current and former elected officials in Ramsey County, elected county attorneys, past bar association presidents, the St. Paul Police Federation, Firefighters Local 21, Teamsters Local 120, Laborers Local 132 and the Minnesota Pipe Trades Association.”

Incumbent Ramsey County Attorney Susan Gaertner is not seeking re-election, opting instead to run in the crowded governor’s race.

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Also in the county attorney race are attorney David Schultz and Roseville City Council Member Tammy Pust.