Supreme Court Associate Justice, 1990 Election


Date: November 6, 1990
Cycle: 1990
Office: Supreme Court Associate Justice
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Alexander (A.M., Sandy) Keith Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 1,325,743 99.04 +99.04

Associate Justice Keith was appointed to the Court by Governor Rudy Perpich effective February 1, 1989 when Associate Justice Sandy Keith was appointed Chief Justice on February 1, 1989. Keith was an attorney from Rochester, former state Senator (SD 04, 1959-1963), former Lieutenant Governor (1963-1967), and candidate for Governor in 1966. Governor Perpich then appointed Keith to Chief Justice on November 30, 1990 to fill the vacancy after Chief Justice Popovich retired on November 30, 1990 reaching the mandatory retirement age of 70. Governor Perpich appointed Sandra Gardebring to fill the vacancy on January 4, 1991. Gardebring was a resident of Falcon Heights, Minnesota Court of Appeals Judge (1989-1991), former special assistant Attorney General (1973-1977), former Metropolitan Council Chair (1984-1986), and former Minnesota Department of Human Services Commissioner (1986-1989). Gardebring was married to sitting state Representative Paul Ogren (HD 13B, 1981-1983; HD 14A, 1983-1993).


  • Report of the State Canvassing Board, Office of Secretary of State, State of Minnesota, November 20, 1990 (p. 87-89).