Pust endorses Schultz in Ramsey County attorney race

Roseville City Council Member Tammy Pust, who came in third Tuesday in the Ramsey County attorney primary election, has thrown her support to attorney David Schultz, who finished second.

Schultz will face John Choi, the former St. Paul city attorney who won the primary with just under 50 percent of the vote. Schultz had about 29 percent of the vote, and Pust had 21 percent.

Together, Schultz and Pust had 28,699 votes while Choi had 28,449 votes.

Although the race is nonpartisan, Choi had been endorsed by the DFL party.

In a statement, Pust said:

“The people of Ramsey County want and deserve a County Attorney who has the prosecutorial experience to keep violent and chronic offenders off our streets so families are safe in their neighborhoods. From the time he and I worked together at the Attorney General’s Office and for the decade since then, David has been doing just that. He has dedicated his legal career to fighting for justice and to working tirelessly for the vulnerable. He is fair-minded, hard-working and non-political. David has the trial and courtroom experience we want in our chief prosecutor, and I am proud to be counted among his many supporters.”

Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Andrew Kearney on 08/13/2010 - 08:57 pm.

    I wouldn’t trust Pust’s recommendation too much. When she was with the Dept of Education the school district I was with registered a complaint about one of the people she supervised-an administrator with an important job in the department. Tammy’s “hard work and judgment” lead her to ask the employee to write “her response” back to us-of course justifying his behavior. It is actions like this that led a whole large school community to lose faith in the integrity of the Department. Thank goodness the wise voters of Ramsey County did not put their trust in her.

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