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Criminal Justice

Hennepin County Attorney 101

County Attorneys are the most powerful figures in the criminal legal system. They hold a very visible leadership position that can greatly influence how the community and other system actors view critical issues of justice, public safety, individual rights, and community wellness. Six people are currently running to be the next Hennepin County Attorney. For this nonpartisan office, there is one primary in August & the top two vote recipients go onto the general election in November. Learn more about the role.