Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

Minnesota House of Representatives
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Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 12, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 3, 2014.

The Minnesota House of Representatives is one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a battleground chamber. The Minnesota House has a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of 12 seats, which amounts to 9 percent of the chamber. In 2012, a total of 38 districts were competitive or mildly competitive. There were 17 districts where the margin of victory was 5 percent or less in the 2012 elections. Another 21 districts had a margin of victory between 5 and 10 percent.

Incumbents retiring

A total of 15 incumbents are not running for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents are:

Name Party Current Office
Thomas Huntley Electiondot.png Democratic House District 7A
Kathy Brynaert Electiondot.png Democratic House District 19B
Kelby Woodard Ends.png Republican House District 20A
Mike Benson Ends.png Republican House District 26B
David Fitzsimmons Ends.png Republican House District 30B
Kurt Zellers Ends.png Republican House District 34B
Jim Abeler Ends.png Republican House District 35A
John Benson Electiondot.png Democratic House District 44B
Steve Simon Electiondot.png Democratic House District 46B
Ernie Leidiger Ends.png Republican House District 47A
Andrea Kieffer Ends.png Republican House District 53B
Michael Beard Ends.png Republican House District 55A
Pam Myhra Ends.png Republican House District 56A
Mary Liz Holberg Ends.png Republican House District 58A
Michael Paymar Electiondot.png Democratic House District 64B

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party holds the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives:

Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of September 2014 After the 2014 Election
     Democratic Party 73 Pending
     Republican Party 61 Pending
Total 134 134

Qualifications

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To be eligible to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2014, a candidate must be:[1]

  • Be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Have not filed for more than one office for the upcoming primary or general election
  • Be at least 21 years old by January 3, 2015
  • Be a resident of Minnesota for at least one year
  • Be a resident of the legislative district for at least six months before November 4, 2014

Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 11 (8.2%) of the 134 districts up for election, there is only one major party candidate running for election. A total of two Democrats and nine Republicans are guaranteed election in November barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates will face off in the general election in 123 (91.8%) of the 134 districts up for election. Seventeen of those seats held competitive elections in 2012 with a margin of victory ranging from 0 to 5 percent. Nineteen other elections were mildly competitive, with a margin of victory of 5 to 10 percent; another two seats were mildly competitive but are uncontested in 2014.

Competitive:

  • District 1B: Incumbent Deb Kiel (R) faces Eric Bergeson (D) in the general election. Kiel won by a margin of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 2B: Incumbent Steve Green (R) faces David Sobieski (D) in the general election. Green won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 8B: Incumbent Mary Franson (R) faces Jay Sieling (D) in the general election. Franson won by a margin of 0.05 percent in 2012.
  • District 10B: Incumbent Joe Radinovich (D) faces Dale Lueck (R) in the general election. Radinovich won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 11B: Incumbent Tim Faust (D) faces Jason Rarick (R) in the general election. Faust won by a margin of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 12A: Incumbent Jay McNamar (D) faces Jeff Backer in the general election. McNamar won by a margin of 1 percent in 2012.
  • District 15A: Incumbent Sondra Erickson (R) faces James Rittenour (D) in the general election. Erickson won by a margin of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 17B: Incumbent Mary Sawatzky (D) faces Dave Baker (R) in the general election. Sawatsky won by a margin of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 24A: Incumbent John Petersburg (R) faces Beverly Cashman (D) in the general election. Petersburg won by a margin of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 27A: Incumbent Shannon Savick (D) faces Peggy Bennett (R) and Thomas Price (IPM) in the general election. Savick won by a margin of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 32B: Incumbent Bob Barrett (R) faces Laurie Warner (D) in the general election. Barrett won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 36A: Incumbent Mark Uglem (R) faces Jefferson Fietek (D) in the general election. Uglem won by a margin of 2 percent in 2012.
  • District 38B: Incumbent Matt Dean (R) faces Greg Pariseau (D) in the general election. Dean won by a margin of 5 percent in 2012.
  • District 44A: Incumbent Sarah Anderson (R) faces Audrey Britton (D) in the general election. Anderson won by a margin of 3 percent in 2012.
  • District 48A: Incumbent Yvonne Selcer (D) faces Kirk Stensrud (R) in the general election. Selcer won by a margin of 0.82 percent in 2012.
  • District 51B: Incumbent Laurie Halverson (D) faces Jen Wilson (R) in the general election. Halverson won by a margin of 4 percent in 2012.
  • District 56B: Incumbent Will Morgan (D) faces Roz Peterson (R) in the general election. Morgan won by a margin of 0.80 percent in 2012.

Mildly competitive:

  • District 2A: Incumbent Roger Erickson (D) faces David Hancock (R) in the general election. Erickson won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 5B: Incumbent Tom Anzelc (D) faces Justin Eichorn (R) in the general election. Anzelc won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 9B: Incumbent Ron Kresha (R) faces Al Doty (D) in the general election. Kresha won by a margin of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 14A: Incumbent Tama Theis (R) faces Dan Wolgamott (D) in the general election. Theis won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 17A: Incumbent Andrew Falk (D) faces Tim Miller (R) in the general election. Falk won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 20A: Bob Vogel (R) faces Thomas Lofgren in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Kelby Woodard (R) won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 32A: Incumbent Brian Johnson (R) faces Paul Gammel (D) in the general election. Johnson won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 33B: Incumbent Cindy Pugh (R) faces Paul Alegi (D) in the general election. Pugh won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 34B: David Hoden (D) faces Dennis Smith (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Kurt Zellers (R) won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 37B: Incumbent Tim Sanders (R) faces Susan Witt (D) in the general election. Sanders won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 39B: Incumbent Kathy Lohmer (R) faces Tom Degree (D) in the general election. Lohmer won by a margin of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 42A: Incumbent Barb Yarusso (D) faces Randy Jessup (R) in the general election. Yarusso won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 43A: Incumbent Peter Fischer (D) faces Stacey Stout (R) in the general election. Fischer won by a margin of 6 percent in 2012.
  • District 49B: Incumbent Paul Rosenthal (D) faces Barb Sutter (R) in the general election. Rosenthal won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 53B: Kay Hendrikson (D) faces Kelly Fenton (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Andrea Kieffer (R) won by a margin of 10 percent in 2012.
  • District 55A: Jay Whiting (D) faces Bob Loonan (R) and Derek Thury (IPM) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Michael Beard (R) won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 56A: Dan Kimmel (D) faces Drew Christensen (R) in the general election. Outgoing incumbent Pam Myhra won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.
  • District 57A: Incumbent Tara Mack (R) faces Bruce Folken (D) in the general election. Mack won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.
  • District 57B: Incumbent Anna Wills (R) faces Denise Packard (D) in the general election. Willis won by a margin of 7 percent in 2012.

Previously mildly competitive, now uncontested

  • District 25A: Incumbent Duane Quam (R) is unopposed in the general election. Quam won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 29B: Incumbent Marion O'Neill (R) is unopposed in the general election. O'Neill won by a margin of 8 percent in 2012.

Primary challenges

A total of five incumbents faced primary competition on August 12. Fifteen incumbents are not seeking re-election and another 114 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Incumbents facing opposition included:

Retiring incumbents

Fifteen incumbent representatives are not running for re-election, while 119 of the current 134 incumbents (88.8%) are running for re-election. A list of those incumbents, five Democrats and 10 Republicans, can be found above.

List of candidates

Note: Candidate lists can change frequently throughout the election season. Ballotpedia staff will be re-examining the list on a monthly basis for any changes. This list was last examined on September 16, 2014. For more information about Ballotpedia's election coverage plan, click here. If you are aware of a candidate we've missed or one incorrectly listed, please send an email to: Tyler King.

District 1A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Dan Fabian Approveda - Incumbent Fabian first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bruce Patterson
Republican Party Dan Fabian

District 1B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Deb Kiel Approveda - Incumbent Kiel first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eric Bergeson
Republican Party Deb Kiel

District 2A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Erickson
Republican Party David Hancock

District 2B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Steve Green Approveda - Incumbent Green first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Sobieski
Republican Party Steve Green

District 3A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • David Dill Approveda - Incumbent Dill first assumed office in 2002.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Dill
Republican Party Eric Johnson

District 3B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Murphy Approveda - Incumbent Murphy first assumed office in 1977.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Murphy
Republican Party Wade Fremling

District 4A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ben Lien Approveda - Incumbent Lien first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ben Lien
Republican Party Brian Gramer

District 4B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Marquart Approveda - Incumbent Marquart first assumed office in 2001.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Marquart
Republican Party Jared Laduke

District 5A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Persell
Republican Party Phillip Nelson

District 5B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Anzelc Approveda - Incumbent Anzelc first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Anzelc
Republican Party Justin Eichorn

District 6A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carly Melin
Republican Party Roger Weber

District 6B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jason Metsa Approveda - Incumbent Metsa first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason Metsa
Republican Party Matt Matasich

District 7A

Note: Incumbent Thomas Huntley (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
Green Party August 12 Green Party primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jennifer Schultz
Republican Party Becky Hall
Green Party Kristine Osbakken

District 7B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Erik Simonson Approveda - Incumbent Simonson first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erik Simonson
Republican Party Travis Silvers

District 8A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Bud Nornes Approveda - Incumbent Nornes first assumed office in 1997.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Miltich
Republican Party Bud Nornes

District 8B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mary Franson Approveda - Incumbent Franson first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay Sieling
Republican Party Mary Franson

District 9A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mark Anderson Approveda - Incumbent Anderson first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Bye
Republican Party Mark Anderson

District 9B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Ron Kresha Approveda - Incumbent Kresha first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Al Doty
Republican Party Ron Kresha

District 10A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • John Ward Approveda - Incumbent Ward first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Ward
Republican Party Josh Heintzeman

District 10B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Radinovich Approveda - Incumbent Radinovich first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Radinovich
Republican Party Dale Lueck

District 11A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Sundin Approveda - Incumbent Sundin first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Sundin
Republican Party Tim Hafvenstein

District 11B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Faust Approveda - Incumbent Faust first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Faust
Republican Party Jason Rarick

District 12A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jay McNamar Approveda - Incumbent McNamar first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay McNamar
Republican Party Jeff Backer

District 12B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Paul Anderson Approveda - Incumbent Anderson first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gordy Wagner
Republican Party Paul Anderson

District 13A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Jeff Howe Approveda - Incumbent Howe first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Emily Jensen
Republican Party Jeff Howe

District 13B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tim O'Driscoll Approveda - Incumbent O'Driscoll first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tim O'Driscoll

District 14A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tama Theis Approveda - Incumbent Theis first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Wolgamott
Republican Party Tama Theis

District 14B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Zach Dorholt Approveda - Incumbent Dorholt first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Zach Dorholt
Republican Party Jim Knoblach

District 15A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Rittenour
Republican Party Sondra Erickson

District 15B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Jim Newberger Approveda - Incumbent Newberger first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Johnson
Republican Party Jim Newberger

District 16A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Driessen
Republican Party Chris Swedzinski

District 16B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Paul Torkelson Approveda - Incumbent Torkelson first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Kanne
Republican Party Paul Torkelson

District 17A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Andrew Falk Approveda - Incumbent Falk first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Falk
Republican Party Tim Miller

District 17B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Sawatzky Approveda - Incumbent Sawatzky first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Sawatzky
Republican Party Dave Baker

District 18A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Dean Urdahl Approveda - Incumbent Urdahl first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steven Schiroo
Republican Party Dean Urdahl

District 18B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Lipke
Republican Party Glenn Gruenhagen

District 19A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Clark Johnson Approveda - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Clark Johnson
Republican Party Kim Spears

District 19B

Note: Incumbent Kathy Brynaert (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Considine
Republican Party Dave Kruse

District 20A

Note: Incumbent Kelby Woodard (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Lofgren
Republican Party Bob Vogel

District 20B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • David Bly Approveda - Incumbent Bly first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Bly
Republican Party Dan Matejcek

District 21A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tim Kelly Approveda - Incumbent Kelly first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lynn Schoen
Republican Party Tim Kelly

District 21B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M.A. Schneider
Republican Party Steve Drazkowski

District 22A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Joe Schomacker Approveda - Incumbent Schomacker first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diana Slyter
Republican Party Joe Schomacker

District 22B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Rod Hamilton Approveda - Incumbent Hamilton first assumed office in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheryl Avenel-Navara
Republican Party Rod Hamilton

District 23A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Bob Gunther Approveda - Incumbent Gunther first assumed office in 1995.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pat Bacon
Republican Party Bob Gunther

District 23B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tony Cornish Approveda - Incumbent Cornish first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tony Cornish

District 24A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beverly Cashman
Republican Party John Petersburg

District 24B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Patti Fritz Approveda - Incumbent Fritz first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patti Fritz
Republican Party Brian Daniels

District 25A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Duane Quam Approveda - Incumbent Quam first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Duane Quam

District 25B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Kim Norton Approveda - Incumbent Norton first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kim Norton

District 26A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tina Liebling Approveda - Incumbent Liebling first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tina Liebling
Republican Party Breanna Bly

District 26B

Note: Incumbent Mike Benson (R) is running for Congress.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rich Wright
Republican Party Nels Pierson

District 27A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
Independence Party of America August 12 Independence primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shannon Savick
Republican Party Peggy Bennett
Independence Party of America Thomas Price

District 27B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jeanne Poppe Approveda - Incumbent Poppe first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeanne Poppe
Republican Party Dennis Schminke

District 28A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gene Pelowski, Jr.
Republican Party Lynae Hahn

District 28B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Greg Davids Approveda - Incumbent Davids first assumed office in 2008.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Pieper
Republican Party Greg Davids

District 29A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Joe McDonald Approveda - Incumbent McDonald first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joe McDonald

District 29B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Marion O'Neill

District 30A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Nick Zerwas Approveda - Incumbent Zerwas first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brenden Ellingboe
Republican Party Nick Zerwas

District 30B

Note: Incumbent David Fitzsimmons (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Shimek
Republican Party Eric Lucero

District 31A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Kurt Daudt Approveda - Incumbent Daudt first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Kurt Daudt

District 31B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tom Hackbarth Approveda - Incumbent Hackbarth first assumed office in 1999.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party J.D. Holmquist
Republican Party Tom Hackbarth

District 32A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Brian Johnson Approveda - Incumbent Johnson first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Gammel
Republican Party Brian Johnson

District 32B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Bob Barrett Approveda - Incumbent Barrett first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Warner
Republican Party Bob Barrett

District 33A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Jerry Hertaus Approveda - Incumbent Hertaus first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Todd Mikkelson
Republican Party Jerry Hertaus

District 33B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Cindy Pugh Approveda - Incumbent Pugh first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Alegi
Republican Party Cindy Pugh

District 34A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Joyce Peppin Approveda - Incumbent Peppin first assumed office in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joyce Peppin

District 34B

Note: Incumbent Kurt Zellers (R) is running for Governor.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Hoden
Republican Party Dennis Smith

District 35A

Note: Incumbent Jim Abeler (R) is running for the U.S. Senate.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Perovich
Republican Party Abigail Whelan

District 35B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Peggy Scott Approveda - Incumbent Scott first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sam Beard
Republican Party Peggy Scott

District 36A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Mark Uglem Approveda - Incumbent Uglem first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jefferson Fietek
Republican Party Mark Uglem

District 36B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Melissa Hortman
Republican Party Peter Crema

District 37A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jerry Newton Approveda - Incumbent Newton first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Newton
Republican Party Mandy Benz

District 37B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tim Sanders Approveda - Incumbent Sanders first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Witt
Republican Party Tim Sanders

District 38A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Linda Runbeck Approveda - Incumbent Runbeck first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pat Davern
Republican Party Linda Runbeck

District 38B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Matt Dean Approveda - Incumbent Dean first assumed office in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg Pariseau
Republican Party Matt Dean

District 39A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Bob Dettmer Approveda - Incumbent Dettmer first assumed office in 2007.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Stender
Republican Party Bob Dettmer

District 39B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Kathy Lohmer Approveda - Incumbent Lohmer first assumed office in 2011.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Degree
Republican Party Kathy Lohmer

District 40A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Nelson
Republican Party Chuck Sutphen

District 40B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Debra Hilstrom
Republican Party Mali Marvin

District 41A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Connie Bernardy
Republican Party Jeff Phillips

District 41B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Carolyn Laine Approveda - Incumbent Laine first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
Constitution Party August 12 Constitution Party primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carolyn Laine
Republican Party Camden Pike
Constitution Party Tim Utz

District 42A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Barb Yarusso Approveda - Incumbent Yarusso first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barb Yarusso
Republican Party Randy Jessup

District 42B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason Isaacson
Republican Party Heidi Gunderson

District 43A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Peter Fischer Approveda - Incumbent Fischer first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Fischer
Republican Party Stacey Stout

District 43B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Leon Lillie Approveda - Incumbent Lillie first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leon Lillie
Republican Party Justice Whitethorn

District 44A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Audrey Britton
Republican Party Sarah Anderson

District 44B

Note: John Benson (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Applebaum
Republican Party Ryan Rutzick

District 45A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lyndon Carlson
Republican Party Richard Lieberman

District 45B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Freiberg Approveda - Incumbent Freiberg first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Freiberg
Republican Party Alma Wetzker

District 46A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ryan Winkler Approveda - Incumbent Winkler first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Winkler
Republican Party Timothy Manthey

District 46B

Note: Incumbent Steve Simon (D) is running for Minnesota Secretary of State.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheryl Youakim
Republican Party Bryan Bjornson

District 47A

Note: Incumbent Ernie Leidiger (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matthew Gieseke
Republican Party Jim Nash

District 47B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Joe Hoppe Approveda - Incumbent Hoppe first assumed office in 2003.

November 4 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joe Hoppe

District 48A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Yvonne Selcer Approveda - Incumbent Selcer first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Yvonne Selcer
Republican Party Kirk Stensrud

District 48B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan Howe-Pullis
Republican Party Jenifer Loon

District 49A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ron Erhardt Approveda - Incumbent Erhardt first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Erhardt
Republican Party Dario Anselmo

District 49B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Rosenthal Approveda - Incumbent Rosenthal first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Rosenthal
Republican Party Barb Sutter

District 50A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Slocum Approveda - Incumbent Slocum first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Slocum
Republican Party Dean Mumbleau

District 50B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ann Lenczewski Approveda - Incumbent Lenczewski first assumed office in 1999.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Lenczewski
Republican Party Zavier Bicott

District 51A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Sandra Masin Approveda - Incumbent Masin first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandra Masin
Republican Party Andrea Todd-Harlin

District 51B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Halverson
Republican Party Jen Wilson

District 52A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rick Hansen Approveda - Incumbent Hansen first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Hansen
Republican Party Joe Blum

District 52B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Atkins Approveda - Incumbent Atkins first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Atkins
Republican Party Don Lee

District 53A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • JoAnn Ward Approveda - Incumbent Ward first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party JoAnn Ward
Republican Party Lukas Czech

District 53B

Note: Incumbent Andrea Kieffer (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kay Hendrikson
Republican Party Kelly Fenton

District 54A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Schoen Approveda - Incumbent Schoen first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Schoen
Republican Party Matthew Kowalski

District 54B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald Slaten
Republican Party Denny McNamara

District 55A

Note: Incumbent Michael Beard (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay Whiting
Republican Party Bob Loonan
Independence Party of America Derek Thury

District 55B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tony Albright Approveda - Incumbent Albright first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Burkart
Republican Party Tony Albright
Independence Party of America Josh Ondich

District 56A

Note: Incumbent Pam Myhra (R) is running for Lieutenant Governor.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Kimmel
Republican Party Drew Christensen

District 56B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Will Morgan Approveda - Incumbent Morgan first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Will Morgan
Republican Party Roz Peterson

District 57A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Tara Mack Approveda - Incumbent Mack first assumed office in 2009.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bruce Folken
Republican Party Tara Mack

District 57B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Anna Wills Approveda - Incumbent Wills first assumed office in 2013.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise Packard
Republican Party Anna Wills

District 58A

Note: Incumbent Mary Liz Holberg (R) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amy Willingham
Republican Party Jon Koznick

District 58B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
  • Pat Garofalo Approveda - Incumbent Garofalo first assumed office in 2005.

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marla Vagts
Republican Party Pat Garofalo

District 59A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Mullery Approveda - Incumbent Mullery first assumed office in 1997.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Mullery
Republican Party Fred Statema

District 59B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Raymond Dehn Approveda - Incumbent Dehn first assumed office in 2013.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Raymond Dehn
Republican Party Margaret Martin

District 60A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diane Loeffler
Republican Party Brent Millsop

District 60B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phyllis Kahn
Republican Party Abdimalik Askar

District 61A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Hornstein
Republican Party Frank Taylor

District 61B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Thissen Approveda - Incumbent Thissen first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Thissen
Republican Party Tom Gallagher

District 62A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Clark Approveda - Incumbent Clark first assumed office in 1981.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
Independence Party of America August 12 Independence primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Clark
Republican Party Bruce Lundeen
Independence Party of America Yolandita Colon

District 62B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Allen Approveda - Incumbent Allen first assumed office in 2012.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Allen
Republican Party Julie Hanson

District 63A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Davnie Approveda - Incumbent Davnie first assumed office in 2001.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Davnie
Republican Party Kyle Bragg

District 63B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jean Wagenius
Republican Party Andres Hortillosa

District 64A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Erin Murphy Approveda - Incumbent Murphy first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erin Murphy
Republican Party Andrew Brown

District 64B

Note: Incumbent Michael Paymar (D) is not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Pinto
Republican Party Daniel Surman

District 65A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rena Moran Approveda - Incumbent Moran first assumed office in 2011.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:
Green Party August 12 Green primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rena Moran
Republican Party Anthony Meschke
Green Party Lena Buggs

District 65B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carlos Mariani
Republican Party Tony Athen

District 66A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Alice Hausman Approveda - Incumbent Hausman first assumed office in 1989.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alice Hausman
Republican Party Jon Heyer

District 66B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • John Lesch Approveda - Incumbent Lesch first assumed office in 2003.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Lesch
Republican Party Lizz Paulson

District 67A

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Mahoney Approveda - Incumbent Mahoney first assumed office in 1999.
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Mahoney
Republican Party Andrew Livingston

District 67B

Democratic Party August 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 12 Republican primary:

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheldon Johnson
Republican Party John Quinn

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