District Attorney Taavi McMahon (D) was ousted in a recall after he suspended an employee for refusing to attend the Jackson County DA's funeral as well as claims of prosecutorial failures. The county board has sought his resignation. McMahon has been on leave since May 9. McMahon's supporters claim the issue is a debate over new views of criminal justice reform. One of the lead petitioners is the Osseo Police Department Chief.
The recall became a two-parter once a third candidate, from the other party, entered the race.
Former ADA John Sacia (D), who McMahon suspended after he announced he was running, won the race 2244-450. Sacia is now facing Republican Rick Niemeyer in the general election.