Monday, February 18, 2019

Refusing Offers In Chinese Asian Culture

Refusing Offers In Chinese Asian Culture

Chinese Refusals - The Center for Advanced Research on Language ...
carla.umn.edu/speechacts/refusals/chinese.html
Aug 22, 2018  .Chinese speakers express their intention not to comply with the interlocutor's proposed action plan, indicating "no" in a polite way. This type of negative response is sometimes referred to as "substantive refusal". However, in Chinese, speakers are generally not supposed to accept an invitation or an offer right away. They should normally refuse several times before accepting. Such refusals are termed as "ritual refusals" and are almost obligatory in Chinese.


[PDF]
Cross-Cultural Differences in the Refusal to Accept a Small Gift: The ...
https://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/management/faculty.../cross_cultural_gifting.pdf

by H Shen - ‎Cited by 94 - ‎Related articlesNov 8, 2010 -

Asians are more likely than North Americans to refuse a small gift that is offered to them ....

These differences can lead representatives of different cultural backgrounds to misinterpret the intended implications of one another’s behavior. Consequently, they can  have an adverse effect on interpersonal relations (Brislin, 2009). One potential source of misunderstanding surrounds the exchange of gifts. The offer of a gift and its subsequent acceptance  or rejection are forms of social communication, and the interpretation of these behaviors, like other communication, is governed
by norms and values that vary over cultures and social groups.

Thus, for example, an individual’s offer of a gift to another is likely to be guided in part by the expectation that the gift will be appreciated. However, when recipients expect that if they accept
the gift, they are obligated to respond in kind, they may reject the offer. The failure to understand one another’s motives and reactions in such a situation could create hard feelings and damage the
personal relationship between the individuals involve

Giving a reason is probably the most commonly used refusal strategy in response to requests, suggestions, and invitations. However, in response to offers, giving a reason is not the most commonly used strategy. Refusing an offer actually minimizes the offerer's costs and is least likely to hurt the offerer's miánzi. Therefore, reasons are probably not required as much as in refusing requests, suggestions, and invitations.


(PDF) An Intercultural Communication Study of Chinese and ...
https://www.researchgate.net/.../271313366_An_Intercultural_Communication_Study_o...

Mar 31, 2015 - of insistence after refusing an invitation.  aim is to seek the respondents' perception in the process of refusing an invitation regarding their cognition, language of thought, and perception of insistence after refusing an invitation. The subjects were selected from forty Chinese international students and forty Malaysian students at University Sains Malaysia, Malaysia. Data were collected through a written discourse completion task and an immediate structured post-interview. An analysis of the data demonstrated that both Chinese and Malaysian respondents used similar type of strategies when refusing an invitation; however, they were different in terms of the number of strategies (i.e. frequency) used in each situation. It is hoped that the present research will not only make contributions to the studies of refusal behavior in the intercultural communication in general but to the pragmatic behavior of refusal to invitation between Chinese international students and Malaysian students in particular.

Theorizing Refusal: An Introduction — Cultural Anthropology
https://culanth.org/articles/817-theorizing-refusal-an-introduction

by C McGranahan - ‎2016 - ‎Cited by 38 - ‎Related articlesOur collective of scholars writing on refusal for Cultural Anthropology includes ... refusal in the United States, citizenship refusal by Tibetan refugees in South Asia, ... or lack but also as an insistence on a certain sort of grounding in the world.


The Challenges of Caring for Aging Asian Parents | Psychology Today
https://www.psychologytoday.com/.../culture.../the-challenges-caring-aging-asian-pare...

Jan 31, 2017 - Ever wonder why aging Asian parents have such power over their ... t wasn’t until our son called us in Beijing while he was visiting my parents for Thanksgiving that we realized something was really wrong.  He was alarmed because Gamma kept trying to speak to him in Korean, even though she knew he couldn’t speak a word.  When he repeatedly asked her to speak English, she just talked louder in Korean.  When my father got on the phone, he claimed that reverting back to one’s mother tongue was perfectly normal for older people, insisting that all of his Korean friends did the same thing.  “She just tired.  Beside the fact her English is not so good anyway…”

Several months later, my father finally agreed to have Gamma evaluated by a geriatric neurologist.  But when I arrived from Beijing to take her to the doctor’s, my father announced he had cancelled her appointment because he had decided there was nothing wrong with her!  When I somehow managed to convince him otherwise, I couldn’t get an appointment for her for another six weeks.  I was beside myself with frustration, having made the nearly 19-hour trip from Beijing several times already in the past few months.  But to complain would have been against Confucian rules of behavior, and besides, it would have made Dad so angry that I knew he would just cancel her appointment again.

When at last Gamma was diagnosed with “euphoric dementia,” which I was told occurs in roughly four percent of dementia patients, my father’s frustration and impatience with her suddenly disappeared.  The knowledge that she had early stage Alzheimer’s seemed to change him overnight into a solicitous and loving caregiver, although he wasn’t always realistic about her increasing limitations.


Etiquette in Asia - Wikipedia

Etiquette in Asia varies from country to country even though certain actions may seem to be ... Eating is a dominant aspect of Chinese culture and eating out is one of the most common ways to .

Japan[edit]

  • It is a faux pas to accept a gift when it is first offered and the giver is expected to offer it multiple times (usually 3 times). Gifts are generally not opened in the giver's presence.[13]
  • Hosts typically insist that guests keep eating. One needn’t eat much, but should at least taste a bit of everything on the table and express appreciation for the taste and quality.


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Technics Digital Ensemble Electronic Pianos

Technics Digital Ensemble Electronic Pianos


from SX-PR53 which has alphanumeric display
http://www.synthmanuals.com/manuals/technics/sx-pr53/user_manual/technics_sx-pr53_user_manual.pdf
SX-PR50 has numeric display
https://www.manualslib.com/manual/1163336/Technics-Sx-Pr50v.html
https://technicskeyboards.com/technics-digital-ensembles/technics-pr50v/








30 - create rhythm patterns







The main thing you have to figure out is how to finger the automatic chords.


Auto Chord is similar to Yamaha standard. Casio uses keys to the right of the root.

Play C for C major chord
Minor + black key to left
7th +-white key to the left
m7 minor 7th + black and white key to left



Saturday, January 5, 2019

Record Sequencer Song On Casio CTK-7000 WK-7500 and .CMS keyboards

Record Sequencer Song On Casio CTK-7000 WK-7500 and .CMS keyboards

For
... Auto Accompaniment play, the Song Sequencer also supports punch-in and punch-out spot recording of specific parts of a song (WK-7500 / CTK-7000 only), ...'WK-6600 and CTK-6200

The manual does not do a good job of showing you how to record the rhythm and melody of a song, and then save it to the SD card, and then load it back into one of the 5 songs.
Image result for casio wk-7600

Press song sequencer button
Left-right to cycle through 5 song slots.

F-menu
  Clear Song


F-Edit
  SONG EDIT
  RENAME
  use <- -> and dial to change letters of song title
  YES

Set rhythm
Set Sound
Set Tempo

To record rhythms,  use <- left arrow to select system track

Press record button - turns red

Press Normal button to start metronome beat
Press a key to start rhythms

Press top button when finished recording

Use <- -> to select other melody / harmony tracks

Save to card:

Function - F+Load Save
Down arrow to save
USERNAME.CMS

Change to MEETUSHR  (Has to be max 8 characters upppercase)



Saturday, October 27, 2018

Rochester Minnesota Sample Ballot November 2018 GOP vs DFL Voting Guide

Rochester Minnesota Sample Ballot November 2018 GOP vs DFL Voting Guide

To get your sample ballot go here and put in your address and zip code.

Some endorsement pages:
Minnesota GOP
https://mngop.com/candidates/
Olmsted county GOP favors:
Rochester Mayor: Charlie O’Connell
Rochester city council ward 1: Heather Holmes
Rochester city council ward 3: Arlo Kroening
Rochester school board seat 2: Bruce Kaskubar
Rochester school board seat 4: John Eischen
Rochester school board seat 6: Greg Gallas
County commissioner district 4: Matt Flynn

Minnesota DFL (Democrat)
https://www.dfl.org/about/our-candidates/

SEIU Union (favors democrat)
SEUIhttp://seiumn.org/2018/09/06/seiu-minnesota-2018-endorsements/

Education Minnesota Teachers Union (favors democrat)
Working in a union such as Education Minnesota gives educators the power to make meaningful improvements for students, our profession, public education and our communities.
https://www.educationminnesota.org/advocacy/2018-election/endorsements

Rochester your precinct is ROCHESTER W1 P10 in Olmsted County
Candidates for 11/06/2018 STATE GENERAL ELECTION

X - GOP conservative
# - DFL Liberal
Title Candidate Party

U.S. Senator

Poll average 8/8-10/18 Klobuchar 55.2 Newberger 32.8 +22.4
XU.S. Senator Jim Newberger REPUBLICAN
#U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
U.S. Senator Dennis Schuller LEGAL MARIJUANA NOW
U.S. Senator Paula M Overby MINNESOTA GREEN PARTY
Paula Overby for U.S. Senate   three fastest rising costs in America today…war, health care, and education. We can reduce spending on endless wars, nearly 2/3 of our budget, and invest in health care reform and education… Transgender candidate announces U.S. Senate campaign Duluth News Tribune In her bids for the U.S. House, Eagan resident Paula Overby sought to offer an option to voters who connected with neither ..Overby said her personal and professional background, including work in mental health and data analysis, offers a unique perspective that connects with a wide spectrum of experiences.  She is also the first openly transgender Minnesotan to run for Congress.

U.S. Senator Special Election


Election to replace liberal senator Al Franken who resigned over allegations of sexual harassment
MPR: Smith leads Republican nominee Karin Housley 47 percent to 41 percent
XU.S. Senator Special Election Karin Housley REPUBLICAN
#U.S. Senator Special Election Tina Smith DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
U.S. Senator Special Election Sarah Wellington LEGAL MARIJUANA NOW
U.S. Senator Special Election Jerry Trooien UNAFFILIATED

U.S. Representative District 1

XU.S. Representative District 1 Jim Hagedorn REPUBLICAN
#U.S. Representative District 1 Dan Feehan DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Keyc 12 Hagedorn 47 to 33 Polls Minnesota 1st Congressional District is showing Republican Jim Hagedorn with a 14 point lead over his competitor, Dan Feehan of the DFL. 47% said they would vote for Hagedorn. 33% said they were for Feehan. 14% were undecided.
XU.S. Representative District 1 Jim Hagedorn REPUBLICAN
Former congressional staff who usually loses by small margin to Walz but now has chance since Walz retired to run for governor. Opposition says that he is priviledged son of retired congressman Tom Hagedorn who worked desk job did not serve in military and will kill health care for veterans.
#U.S. Representative District 1 Dan Feehan DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Democrat veteran (like Walz) who claims he is the independent candidate soldier, teacher, worked in Pentagon. Painted as democrat team by opponents who supports kneeling for national anthem, Iran deal, Nancy Pelosi and shameful lies about Kavanaugh.


XState Representative District 26B Nels T. Pierson REPUBLICAN
Incumbent
endorsed by Minnesota Chamber of Commerce.
#State Representative District 26B Tyrel Clark DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Clark said the party came to him and asked him to challenge incumbent state Rep. Nels Pierson, R-Stewartville.
SEIU union endorsed
Facebook: mayor of Eyota now for almost 6 years. terrific learning experience for how to work together in a non-partisan environment to get things done
Teachers union: thankful for Education Minnesota's endorsement.

Realclear politics Walz 45 Johnson 39.5 within 5 pts
XGovernor & Lt Governor Jeff Johnson and Donna Bergstrom REPUBLICAN
Accused of being against covering pre-existing conditions
#Governor & Lt Governor Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Favors government health care
SEIU union endorsed
Governor & Lt Governor Chris Wright and Judith Schwartzbacker GRASSROOTS - LEGALIZE CANNABIS
Governor & Lt Governor Josh Welter and Mary O'Connor LIBERTARIAN 
Our 3D plan to Decrease, Decriminalize and Dispose will be implemented.   . Josh works for an industrial equipment manufacturer in North East Minneapolis that also has plants across the country including Fergus Falls, MN. Josh has been active in the aviation community volunteering with educational charities that let children explore the world of flight through hands on learning. Josh is a member of Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 237 out of Anoka-County Blaine airport, he serves on the board of Flight Expo in Princeton and is a volunteer with the Wings of the North Museum on Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie.

Secretary of State 

XSecretary of State John Howe REPUBLICAN
#Secretary of State Steve Simon DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR

XSecretary of State John Howe REPUBLICAN
John Howe is the Republican Endorsed Candidate for Minnesota Secretary of State.
former Republican member of the Minnesota Senate who represented District 28, which included portions of Goodhue, Wabasha, and Winona counties in southeastern Minnesota. failed in his 2012 bid for re-election, losing to Red Wing DFLer Matt Schmit. Startrib Howe attributed his loss to fliers that featured a mug shot of his rival after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. John was elected Mayor of Red Wing, Minnesota in 2008. Howe said he won't use the office for partisan politics, citing Simon's refusal to turn over voter information to a panel President Donald Trump assembled to study alleged voter fraud would expand eligibility by pushing for a bill to allow people with nonviolent felonies to cast votes. He also said he'd recruit businesses to relocate to Minnesota would combat election fraud, saying too many ineligible votes are cast on Election Day

#Secretary of State Steve Simon DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Startrib former state representative and an attorney from Hopkins, took office in 2015 after working on election issues in the Legislature. supports automated voter registration and expanding eligibility to people with felonies once they leave prison; right now, anyone who is serving a felony conviction sentence, including probation and parole, can't vote. Simon dismisses invalid voting out of 3 million ballots cast in 2016, 11 were found to be fraudulent ballots.
SEIU union endorsed
Duluth News Endorsement: Re-elect Simon,
? Secretary of State William Denney INDEPENDENCE
Campaign website https://www.denney2018.com/ compliance officer for a manufacturing company and has been heavily involved in local politics for more than a decade want to bring an independent, nonpartisan voice to the office support ranked-choice voting for all elections statewide. implement a series of debates sponsored by the Secretary of State's office for all statewide races left far too many voters feeling shut out and choosing to disengage from the system altogether. And it's hard to blame them with the constant mudslinging, negative attack ads, extremist partisan viewpoints, and inability to bring about any kind of simple compromise.

State Auditor

XState Auditor Pam Myhra REPUBLICAN
#State Auditor Julie Blaha DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR

XState Auditor Pam Myhra REPUBLICAN
Pro-life pro-free market certified public accountant who served two terms as a state representative, according to her campaign website. She serves as president of the Minnesota Federation of Republican Women
Ballotopedia . former Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, who represented District 56A from 2013 to 2015. 2016 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of Minnesota. lack of funds as the reason for suspending her campaign in February 2016.[1][2] ran for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in the 2014 election.[3] She lost in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014. 2012 slogans : "A free market system, where people and their businesses are not crushed under a heavy burden of taxation and regulation" Excerpt: "Personal responsibility" Excerpt: "The protection of innocent human life, including the unborn child, the sick, and the elderly"
#State Auditor Julie Blaha DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Blaha is a first-time candidate with a background in education and a passion for local government. She is labor union secretary-treasurer at the AFL-CIO and former president of Anoka-Hennepin Education. Ballotopedia affiliated with [all left liberal] Minnesota Coalition for the Homeless, Minnesota chapter of the National Organization for Women, Minnesota Safe Schools, Minnesota School Finance Task Force, and the City of Ramsey Economic Development Authority.[1]
State Auditor candidates call for education, accountability | Duluth ..Oct 5, 2018 - ... candidate Julie Blaha and Republican Pam Myhra are both vying for the ... Blaha's website places emphasis on accountability, transparency ...
State Auditor Michael Ford LEGAL MARIJUANA NOW
State Auditor Chris Dock LIBERTARIAN PARTY
Chris Dock for State Auditor DFL and GOP control every aspect of government in our state. Shouldn't the State Auditor be someone who is not affiliated with either of the two major parties? It's time to bring true independence to the office of State Auditor. Before starting my own firm in 1998, I worked for the accounting and consulting firms of Deloitte & Touche, Watson Wyatt, and Ernst & Young. I have worked as a technology, Human Resources, and investment consultant for over 30 years, and I have direct skills in the areas required for the office of State Auditor - process, technology, finance, and investments.

Attorney General

XAttorney General Doug Wardlow REPUBLICAN
Has sided against LGBTQIA+ causes and abortion rights but says he will defend whatever the law says. Worked with right wing group seeking to allow christian video company to refuse gay weddings. Citypages calls him the “throwback homophobic candidate“
#Attorney General Keith Ellison DEMOCRATIC-FARMER-LABOR
Promies to force wedding vendors to accept gay weddings as civil rights discrimination issue, supports roe v wade abortion rights, LGBTQIA+ rights, black lives matters. He has pledged to not enforce any new laws restricting abortion rights. He no longer supports Nation of Islam but...  Rep. Keith Ellison faces renewed scrutiny over past ties to Nation of Islam (CNN) Rep. Keith Ellison's past ties to the Nation of Islam and his defense of its anti-Semitic leader, Louis Farrakhan, are resurfacing Keith Ellison's Troubling Support of Cop Killers | RealClearPolitics was an active supporter and local leader of the racist radical left Nation of Islam in Minneapolis before his election to Congress. Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th congressional district a far-left Democratic stronghold. Ellison first sought office as a Democrat in 1998 as Keith Ellison-Muhammad, a self-avowed member of the Nation of Islam. Among the troubling threads that run through Ellison’s career: support for cop killers. In September 1992 Minneapolis police officer Jerry Haaf was murdered as he took a coffee break at a restaurant in south Minneapolis by a gang hit by the city’s Vice Lords gang. Within a month of Haaf’s murder, Ellison appeared with Willis supporting the United for Peace gang front.
pro-DFL SEUI union endorsed
Attorney General Noah M. Johnson GRASSROOTS - LEGALIZE CANNABIS

County Commissioner District 4

=County Commissioner District 4 John I. Helmers NONPARTISAN
Was speaker invited to county DFL.
XCounty Commissioner District 4 Matt Flynn NONPARTISAN
Favored by olmsted GOP


County Sheriff Kevin E. Torgerson NONPARTISAN

County Attorney

County Attorney Mark A. Ostrem NONPARTISAN
Favored by county GOP
County Attorney Geoffrey A. Hjerleid NONPARTISAN
Hjerleid was speaker at DFL, favored by my DFL friends
Pro-DFL SEIU Minnesota Endorsement

Soil and Water Supervisor District 1 James Rentz NONPARTISAN

Soil and Water Supervisor District 2 Paul Uecker NONPARTISAN
Currently works in this position. Olmsted Soil and Water Conservation District Doesn’t have any websites describing his campaign.

? Soil and Water Supervisor District 3 Cheryl Winters NONPARTISAN
X***Soil and Water Supervisor District 3 John Pries NONPARTISAN*****
Pries is  farmer who is already familiar with water and soil issues vs hobby farmer who wants to run so she can learn how things are done.
In Olmsted County, the seat for the third soil and water district has two candidates, John Pries and Cheryl Winters, who would replace current Olmsted County Soil and Water supervisor John Keefe.
See Biography of candidates
Soil and Water Supervisor District 3 Cheryl Winters NONPARTISAN
Facebook Soil Your Undies! monitor soil health: https://www.mprnews.org/story/2018/09/28/underwear-soil-health
Residence: 12-acre hobby farm - chickens, ducks, goats, cats & dog Education: Master of Science in Education Technology When we drilled a new well (because the nitrate levels were too high) I became interested in the techniques and procedures used to assess groundwater contamination susceptibility.
Running because I would like to learn more about what is happening in our County regarding soil and water use
*** XSoil and Water Supervisor District 3 John Pries NONPARTISAN***
Born and raised on 4th generation family farm where he operates farm since 1974. Believes in conservation practices. constructed grassed waterways, terraces and maintained grass strips to protect the land from erosion.

=Mayor (Rochester) Kim Norton NONPARTISAN
Her lawn signs are frequently in the company of ther DFL candidate signs in town. She has most political experience she has Wikipedia page noting she is former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives as DFL. Favored by former Mayor who also supports other DFL candidates.
pro-DFL SEUI union endorsed
XMayor (Rochester) Charlie O'Connell NONPARTISAN
He works for Mayo as security expert but also doesn’t think in typical corporate buzzword government thinking either. Nobody is making any notice that he would be first African American Mayor in town probably because he’s not liberal. Post Bulletin: “My mother came to the United States in 1959 from Costa Rica, so there was not a lot of diversity in my hometown, In fact, we were the diversity.”

=Council Member District 1 (Rochester) Heather Holmes NONPARTISAN
Olmsted GOP favors Holmes because she is business friendly.(?) Postbull: Paul Myhrom raised concerns about Heather Holmes’ former campaign manager, who had been hired as a Republican Party field organizer. Myhrom also questioned Holmes’ stance with the party, citing her vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. Former TV reporter. States: “Highly talented, award winning, multi-dimensional leader with 25 years of experience in management in a variety of business including, television, digital sales, marketing and communications, public relations not-for-profit and for profit management; directing and guiding the marketing & sales strategy of a mid-market, ABC television station affiliate including a complete departmental restructure, staff reorganization and training.” medcitybeat Tommy Rinkoski formerly with Rochester Civic Theatre does not approve of how she handled stories of harassment or assault at the hands of the then-executive director. “style of leadership that Heather Holmes will bring to the City of Rochester could be hostile, reactionary, and may enable bad behavior by those in power. “
X***Council Member District 1 (Rochester) Patrick Keane NONPARTISAN***
I favor Keane makes good sense on issues like $15 minimum wage, soda straws, global warming, not in favor of electric buses if they cost more, etc. Ex-IBM, helps with Catholic church. He answered my questions that he would not be in favor for $15 minimum wage, banning soda straws or paying extra for electric buses. I don’t see any corporate buzzwords in his statements
pro-DFL SEUI union endorsed.


=School Board Member Position 2 (ISD #535) Melissa J. H. Amundsen
SEIU favored by my DFL friends
XSchool Board Member Position 2 (ISD #535) Bruce Kaskubar
Kaskubar pledges not to pay attention of race quotas for discipline, favored by county GOP

=School Board Member Position 4 (ISD #535) Julie Workman NONPARTISAN
Workman has experience as incumbent, music education, SEMYO, her facebook feed includes pictures of radical left Keith Ellison and city council Michael Wojcik who favors every crazy idea that comes by like electric buses. She’s a nice lady and music but her politics seems to lean very far left.
pro-DFL SEUI union endorsed
X School Board Member Position 4 (ISD #535) John Eischen NONPARTISAN
Olmsted GOP favors Eischen.

School Board Member Position 5 (ISD #535) Dwight Ferguson NONPARTISAN Rochester School Board candidate steps back - Post Bulletin cited health concerns for suspending his campaign
X School Board Member Position 5 (ISD #535) Jean Marvin NONPARTISAN
Currently chairman of the boardcommunity organizations including the Diversity Council, United Way, Civic Theatre, and First Presbyterian Church. I’ve raised three children here—all products of Rochester Public Schools—and have seven grandkids who live in Rochester. I earned a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Minnesota and am an adjunct instructor for Augsburg University. Does not make race into issue for discipline.
SEUI union endorsed

= School Board Member Position 6 (ISD #535) Cathy Nathan NONPARTISAN
Supports fixing race discipline disparities agreed with the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and make sure would follow equity policy. Would use race as a factor in redistricting schools.SEIU Minnesota Endorsements
X School Board Member Position 6 (ISD #535) Greg Gallas NONPARTISAN
Greg Gallas was board chairman of the Rochester Tea Party Patriots. , Gallas cautiously backed discussion of plans to use Rochester city transit only for high school students, Gallas said he would consider arming teachers. On race disparities district shouldn’t focus on those categories but on the students who make up a majority of the disciplinary actions. “I think we turned this into wholly a race issue,” Would not use race and income to determine boundaries. “You’re segregating the community.”
Favored by county GOP

Chief Justice - Supreme Court Lorie Skjerven Gildea NONPARTISAN

Associate Justice - Supreme Court 1 Barry Anderson NONPARTISAN

State Supreme Court

MacDonald has some big flaws, called a crackpot by some but she is conservative. Chutich is very highly qualified, but also very highly liberal in her thinking.
X Associate Justice - Supreme Court 2 Michelle MacDonald NONPARTISAN
= Associate Justice - Supreme Court 2 Margaret Chutich NONPARTISAN

Chutich is Minnesota's first openly gay justice. Chutich said she received feedback from Minnesotans who found the story of her legal career inspiring. Challenger MacDonald has got herself into some pretty dumb legal scrapes, but said she views Chutich’s marital status as her right but cast it as a “liberal view” counter to MacDonald’s conservative philosophy. “Spiritually, the reason why you connect with somebody is to procreate, basically,” MacDonald said. “And I’m pro-life. You can certainly publish that. I’m not afraid to be pro-life.” GOP has not endorsed any candidate in this race. If you vote your values, an apple with some worms in it is still and apple vs an orange. Not like republicans never support people with obvious major faults

X Associate Justice - Supreme Court 2 Michelle MacDonald NONPARTISAN
She’s a pro-life gay-tolerant conservative with some issues, called a crackpot in startrib comments. Startrib: Controversial candidate third campaign In January, the same court suspended MacDonald’s law license for 60 days, pointing to professional misconduct allegations dating back to 2013. State regulatory board requested MacDonald undergo a mental health evaluation. MacDonald, 56, has made abolishing the state’s family court system central to her campaigns for the state’s highest court. 2014, the Minnesota Republican Party initially endorsed MacDonald’s high court bid. But the party distanced itself after it learned of a pending drunken driving case. She was eventually acquitted but convicted of refusing to submit to a breath test she views Chutich’s marital status as her right but cast it as a “liberal view” counter to MacDonald’s conservative philosophy. “Spiritually, the reason why you connect with somebody is to procreate, basically,” MacDonald said. “And I’m pro-life. You can certainly publish that. I’m not afraid to be pro-life.” MacDonald singled out Chutich’s [openly gay] sexuality as helping her decide who to challenge in this year’s election. She has no GOP endorsements a long-shot by court watchers. She was able to draw 46.5 percent of the vote when she challenged Justice David Lillehaug in 2014, even after Republican Party leaders backed away from her campaign Minnesota Republican Party did not endorse any judicial candidates at the June state convention in Duluth.

= Associate Justice - Supreme Court 2 Margaret Chutich NONPARTISAN
Startrib: Chutich achieved a distinction when she joined the court more than two years ago as its first openly gay justice. She has deep ties to Minnesota’s legal community, with four years on the Minnesota Court of Appeals and past stints working for the Minnesota attorney general and as a federal prosecutor. It’s helped her cultivate broad support as she defends the seat.


Associate Justice - Supreme Court 2 WRITE-IN** WRITE-IN

Associate Justice - Supreme Court 5 Anne McKeig NONPARTISAN

Judge - Court of Appeals 2

Judge - Court of Appeals 2 Anthony L. Brown NONPARTISAN
Brown is African American male with no experience as judge, He currently works for the  State of Minnesota, Ramsey County Office of the Public Defender 2015-present representing indigent clients in felony matters Graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2003, was ranked 140 by US News vs. #7 U of Pennsylvania. He hasn’t been a judge but was Law Clerk to the Honorable Michael J. Davis 2003-2004 He has lesser qualifications than Jesson who was a teacher at his law school but if you wanted to help fill the pipeline of black judges, one could give him a vote.

Judge - Court of Appeals 2 Lucinda Ellen Jesson NONPARTISAN
White female. Graduated from Law School University of Pennsylvania ranked #7 in US News
Served as a judge in approximately 500 decisions and authored over 150 opinions, She has radio ads and lots of endorsements.

Judge - Court of Appeals 4 Tracy Smith NONPARTISAN
Judge - Court of Appeals 6 Renee L. Worke NONPARTISAN

Judge - Court of Appeals 7 Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks NONPARTISAN

Judge - Court of Appeals 12 Diane Bratvold NONPARTISAN

Judge - Court of Appeals 14 James B. Florey NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 1 Christina K. Stevens NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 2 John T. Cajacob NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 5 Ross Leuning NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 8 Carol Hanks NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 10 Lisa R. Hayne NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 12 Christine A. Long NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 15 Joseph F. Chase NONPARTISAN

Judge - 3rd District Court 24 Christa M. Daily NONPARTISAN

MY BALLOT



If your house number is between: 242 and 283 and your street address is: FOOTHILLS LN SE and your ZIP code is: 55904
and your City/Township is: Rochester your precinct is ROCHESTER W1 P10 in Olmsted County
Candidates for 11/06/2018 STATE GENERAL ELECTION
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Secretary of State
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Secretary of State
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State Auditor
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Attorney General
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Noah M. Johnson
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County Commissioner District 4
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Matt Flynn
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County Sheriff
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County Attorney
Mark A. Ostrem
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Soil and Water Supervisor District 1
James Rentz
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Soil and Water Supervisor District 2
Paul Uecker
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Soil and Water Supervisor District 3
Cheryl Winters
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John Pries
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Mayor (Rochester)
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Council Member District 1 (Rochester)
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Council Member District 1 (Rochester)
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Council Member District 1 (Rochester)
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School Board Member Position 2 (ISD #535)
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School Board Member Position 2 (ISD #535)
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School Board Member Position 4 (ISD #535)
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John Eischen
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School Board Member Position 5 (ISD #535)
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Jean Marvin
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School Board Member Position 6 (ISD #535)
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Greg Gallas
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Chief Justice - Supreme Court
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Associate Justice - Supreme Court 1
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Associate Justice - Supreme Court 2
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Associate Justice - Supreme Court 5
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Judge - Court of Appeals 2
Anthony L. Brown
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Judge - Court of Appeals 4
Tracy Smith
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Renee L. Worke
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Judge - Court of Appeals 7
Jill Flaskamp Halbrooks
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Judge - Court of Appeals 12
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Judge - Court of Appeals 14
James B. Florey
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Judge - 3rd District Court 1
Christina K. Stevens
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Judge - 3rd District Court 2
John T. Cajacob
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Judge - 3rd District Court 5
Ross Leuning
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Judge - 3rd District Court 8
Carol Hanks
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Judge - 3rd District Court 10
Lisa R. Hayne
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Judge - 3rd District Court 12
Christine A. Long
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Judge - 3rd District Court 15
Joseph F. Chase
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Judge - 3rd District Court 24
Christa M. Daily
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