Voters have a choice between two qualified candidates, but one edges out the other based on the length and breadth of his legal experience.
During 28 years of practice, Democrat Randy Turner, 55, has handled civil, criminal and family law cases.
For the past 18 years, he’s focused on personal injury, medical malpractice, deceptive trade practices and products liability.
Turner is board-certified in civil trial and personal injury law, which signifies doing specialized work, taking extra continuing legal education and passing written exams.
And he’s been active in a slew of community work, including animal rescue, lobbying for improvement of laws against animal cruelty and supervising Texas Wesleyan law students doing pro-bono work.
He’s also traveled to Borneo, Indonesia and Zimbabwe to help scientists involved in wildlife conservation.
I know Randy as a result of working with him on animal law issues, and he's intelligent, well-versed in the law, experienced and, importantly for a judge, compassionate and fair. The Star Telegram endorses him, and we most certainly do as well.