We asked both men the following questions:
What makes you qualified to serve Lincoln County as judge?
What do you believe a is a judge's role in keeping criminals off the streets?
What is this election about?
What ideas or overall philosophies would you bring to the courtroom?
As well as a candidate introduction, closing statement, and a question specific to each candidate's campaign.
Click HERE to listen to the entire interview with John Yackel.
Click HERE to listen to the entire interview with Rob Russell.
Another race of local interest is the Merrill Area Public Schools Board of Education race in which Lin Kautza, Norbert Nubs Ashbeck, Linda Yingling, Chuck Bolder, Jeff Verdoorn and John Shull are running for three 3-year terms.
The polls will be open on Tuesday April 2nd from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.