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Former candidate for
Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
Prior offices
Minnesota House of Representatives
Mayor of New York Mills
ProfessionBusiness owner
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Dean Simpson was a Republican candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota in the 2014 elections. He lost in the Republican primary on August 12, 2014. The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Simpson was a Republican member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, representing the 10th District from 2002 to 2008.


Simpson has been the chief executive officer of Deans Country Markets since 1972. He served as the mayor of New York Mills from 1979 until his election to the state house in 2002.[1]



See also: Minnesota lieutenant gubernatorial election, 2014

Simpson ran for election as Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota. He lost the Republican nomination in the open primary election as the running mate of gubernatorial candidate Kurt Zellers. Current incumbent Mark Dayton, a Democrat first elected governor in 2010, ran for a second term in 2014.[2]

The general election took place November 4, 2014.


Governor and Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota, Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJeff Johnson/Bill Kuisle 30.3% 55,836
Kurt Zellers/Dean Simpson 23.9% 44,046
Marty Seifert/Pam Myhra 21.1% 38,851
Scott Honour/Karin Housley 20.8% 38,377
Merrill Anderson/Mark Anderson 3.8% 7,000
Total Votes 184,110
Election Results via Minnesota Secretary of State.


Simpson and his wife, Kathy, have four children.[1]

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