Judge, challenger debate court budgets, scheduling, sentencing, a bit of politics
WILLMAR -- Eighth Judicial District Judge Kathryn N. Smith and her challenger, Renville Assistant County Attorney Glen Jacobsen, faced off in the second half of Tuesday evening's debates sponsored by the League of Women Voters.
Smith was appointed to the bench in 1997 and was re-elected in 1998 and 2004.
She is chambered in Kandiyohi County but also hears cases in Meeker County.
Jacobsen has been the assistant county attorney in Renville County since 2002.
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