Attorney General, 1998 Election

Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Date: September 11, 1998
Cycle: 1998
Office: Attorney General
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Mike Hatch Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 212,278 46.18 +16.67
David Lillehaug Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 135,636 29.51
Ember D. Reichgott Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 111,715 24.31

Hatch was an attorney from Minneapolis and former DFL state party chair, state Commerce Commissioner (1981-1989), and DFL candidate for governor (1990, 1994).

Lillihaug was a resident of Minneapolis, U.S. Attorney for the District of Minnesota (1994-1998), and eventual Associate Justice of the Supreme Court (appointed by Mark Dayton in 2013).

Junge was a state Senator (SD 46, 1983-2001) and served in majority whip (1991-1995) and assistant majority leader (1995-2001) positions.


  • Minnesota Election Results 1998, Election Division, Secretary of State (p. 11).