July 3, 2022

John Choi

John Choi
Occupation:
Attorney at McGrann, Shea, Carnival, Straughn and Lamb

Family:
Spouse, Youn, one pre-school son.

Education:
St. Thomas Academy High School
BA: Marquette University
JD: Hamline Universtiy Law School
Humphrey Fellow: University of Minnesota HHH Institute of Public Affairs
Experience:
Saint Paul City Attorney from 2006-2010, where he initiated programs combatting criminal groups with new civil gang injunctions to prevent gangs from associating at neighborhood festivals. A recognizes leader in restorative justice, diversion and domestic violence prevention programs.
Issues:
Focus on aggressively prosecuting violent crime to ensure public safety. With experience as Saint Paul’s chief prosecutor, resigning only to prevent the appearance of a conflict of interest to run for County Attorney, continue to follow a proven record of holding offenders accountable and effectively managing prosecutors and a prosecution budget.
• Keep criminals off our streets by aggressively prosecuting violent crimes, gun crimes, domestic violence and implementing innovative strategies that tackle specific and persistent crime problems.
• Ensure safe kids and safe schools through protection and rehabilitation of juveniles.
• Innovative solutions to save taxpayer dollars.
Contact:
www.votejohnchoi.com

David T. Schultz

David T. Schultz
Occupation:
Trial lawyer
Family:
Spouse, Trudi, 3 school age children
Education:
Carleton College, B.A., 1981, political science major, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa; Stanford University Law School, J.D., 1985
Experience:
Trial lawyer for 25 years, including 14 years in private practice, and 11 years as Assistant Attorney General in the Minnesota Attorney General’ Office, serving in the Civil, Criminal, and Tax Divisions.
Issues:
Civil and criminal laws are multiplying and becoming more complex. Certain types of crime are on the rise and are becoming more complicated and expensive to prosecute, and civil litigation is also becoming increasingly time-consuming and expensive.

At the same time, budgets are constricting and funding is tight. The confluence of these two factors means that the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office has to do an increasingly difficult and complicated job with fewer resources. This is critical because it affects the ability to establish and execute on priorities and the ability to serve the legal needs of the county. To solve this fundamental problem, secure new sources of revenue including grants that will not require increasing local taxes, and by instituting best practices to enhance efficiency and effectiveness. On the civil side, implement an early case evaluation program. These programs will allow us to identify those cases that can be resolved fairly and quickly, thereby saving taxpayer funds as well as the time and resources of the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.


Contact:
www.schultzforcountyattorney.com


Tammy Pust

Name:
Tammy Pust

Occupation:
Employment and education law practice at Parker Rosen, LLC
Family:
Three grown children
Education:
B.A., Concordia College, Moorhead
Major: English, Minor: Political Science (Summa Cum Laude)
J.D., University of Minnesota Law Center,  (Magna Cum Laude)
Experience:
Attorney for more than 27 years with court and jury trials and appeals in federal and state courts in civil and criminal matters. Prosecution trial work for City of Golden Valley. Twice elected Roseville City Councilmember; former Assistant Commissioner , Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning; past Policy Director for Children and Families; former Assistant Attorney General; former Chair of Minnesota State Bar Association Children and the Law Section.
Issues:
• Prosecute chronic and violent offenders including use of the RICO statute and other tools to dismantle the organizational structures that allow gang activity to flourish.
• Protect the vulnerable – children, seniors and the disabled – by pursuing tougher sentences for domestic violence and financial exploitation offenses and investing in programs that target toward special needs populations disproportionately represented in the caseloads of our juvenile courts.
• Prevent domestic violence, juvenile delinquency and other crimes through partnerships with schools, courts and community organizations.

Contact:
www.tammypust.com

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