Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2014

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State Legislative Election Results

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Of 134 House races in Minnesota, only 11 candidates faced no major-party opponent.

The House is historically more fragile than the State Senate, which has been dominated by the Democratic Party. The House's party control switched four times in the period from 1992 to 2013. The state was a state government trifecta for the Democrat-Farmer-Labor party and 2014's House elections presented the Republicans' best bet to break it up. Republicans managed that feat, flipping the State House to a 72-62 advantage.

Millions of dollars went into the fight on both sides, especially in swing districts in the suburbs and outstate Minnesota. Party leaders traveled from district to district to campaign. The Minnesota Star Tribune found that 107 of the 134 seats were "safe," meaning little chance of an upset. The newspaper's analysis found that 16 seats could flip - 14 of them Democratic and just two Republican.[1]

Nearly 90 percent of Minnesota's legislative incumbents have won re-election since 1970.[1]

Republicans promoted the candidacy of former House member Jim Knoblach, who defeated Zach Dorholt (D) in District 14B. House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt called Knoblach a "very strong candidate" with "a lot of experience."[2]

Rematches in two of the closest elections from 2012 were in District 48A and another in District 56B. In 48A, the second-closest 2012 match-up, another former Republican legislator, Kirk Stensrud, unsuccessfully challenged incumbent Yvonne Selcer (DFL). In 56B, 2012's closest race, Roz Peterson (R) won election in her second attempt against Will Morgan (DFL).[3]

The Minnesota House of Representatives was one of 20 state legislative chambers noted by Ballotpedia staff as being a 2014 battleground chamber. The Minnesota House had a difference in partisan balance between Democrats and Republican of 12 seats, which amounted 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.

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

Following the general election, the Republican Party wrested majority control of the Minnesota House of Representatives from the Democrats. Prior to the election, the Democratic Party held 73 seats. But, after a loss of nine seats in the general election, that total dropped to 62. Those nine seats gave the Republicans majority control of the chamber, increasing their total seats from 61 to 72.

Incumbents retiring

Fifteen incumbents did not run for re-election in 2014. Those incumbents were:

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 houses

Heading into the November 4 election, the Democratic Party held the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives, but lost it to the Republican Party:

Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of November 3, 2014 After November 4, 2014
     Democratic Party 73 62
     Republican Party 61 72
Total 134 134

Qualifications

To be eligible to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2014, a candidate must be:[4]

  • 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
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Competitiveness

Candidates unopposed by a major party

In 9 (6.7%) of the 134 districts up for election, there was only one major party candidate running for election. A total of one Democrats and eight Republicans were guaranteed election barring unforeseen circumstances.

Two major party candidates faced off in the general election in 125 (93.3%) 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 were uncontested in 2014.

Competitive:

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

Previously mildly competitive, now uncontested

  • District 25A: Incumbent Duane Quam (R) ran unopposed in the general election. Quam won by a margin of 9 percent in 2012.
  • District 29B: Incumbent Marion O'Neill (R) ran 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 did not seek re-election and another 114 incumbents advanced past the primary without opposition. Incumbents facing opposition included:

Retiring incumbents

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

Context

A Ballotpedia analysis of partisan balance between 1992 and 2013 shows that the House has switched control four times in that period; Republicans were in control from 1999 to 2006 and 2011 to 2012, with Democrats controlling the remainder. By comparison, the state Senate was entirely the realm of Democrats, save for the 2011-2012 session. Heading into the general election, Minnesota was a state government trifecta for the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

As all Senate seats are up for election every four years and were last up in 2012, the House elections were the only state legislative elections held in Minnesota in 2014. Gov. Mark Dayton (DFL) was also up for re-election. Nine Republicans and two Democrats were unopposed in the general election. Of those, eight Republican incumbents and one DFL incumbent did not face primary opposition.[5]

The overall mood for the midterm elections appeared to be pessimistic for Democrats despite capitalizing on progressive issues such as same-sex marriage, medical marijuana and setting up a state health insurance exchange since regaining control in the 2012 election. Conversely, Republicans used those issues against the DFL, particularly same-sex marriage and the troubled rollout of the MNsure exchange, for which a number of Minnesotans experienced problems signing up by phone and online. Rep. Melissa Hortman (DFL) told MinnPost that most people are unaware of the legislature's activities, hence the trend of low turnout of Democratic-Farmer-Labor voters will continue in 2014.[6][7][8]

Outside groups put millions into Minnesota elections. The ­liberal Alliance for a Better Minnesota and the conservative Republican-Freedom Club together spent more than $3.5 million in the gubernatorial and State House races. Along with these groups, unions and business groups had a stake in the race.

Races to Watch

The following table details key races in the November 4 general election for the Minnesota House of Representatives and the 2012 margin of victory for the district.

2014 Races to Watch, Minnesota House of Representatives
District Candidate 1 Candidate 2 Margin of Victory (2012)
District 2B David Sobieski (DFL) Steve Green (R) R+2%
District 8B Jay Sieling (DFL) Mary Franson (R) R+0.05%
District 10B Joe Radinovich (DFL) Dale Lueck (R) D+1%
District 11B Tim Faust (DFL) Jason Rarick (R) D+3%
District 14B Zach Dorholt (DFL) Jim Knoblach (R) D+13%
District 17B Mary Sawatzky (DFL) David Baker (R) D+4%
District 27A Shannon Savick (DFL) Peggy Bennett (R) D+3%
District 32B Laurie Warner (DFL) Bob Barrett (R) R+2%
District 48A Yvonne Selcer (DFL) Kirk Stensrud (R) D+0.82%
District 49B Paul Rosenthal (DFL) Barb Sutter (R) D+7%
District 56B Will Morgan (DFL) Roz Peterson (R) D+0.80%
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  • District 2B: Republican incumbent Steve Green held onto his seat by 2 percent in 2012.[9] His opponent, David Sobieski, is a business owner who fashioned himself as a moderate "blue dog" Democrat, making the race somewhat of a tossup.[7] The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee put the race on its watch list of 69 state House races nationwide.[10] Green managed to successfully hold onto the seat.
  • District 8B: This district featured the slimmest margin of any Minnesota House race in 2012, with incumbent Mary Franson (R) winning by eleven votes, or five hundredths of a percent.[9] The election night count showed Franson winning by just one vote, and matters were complicated by the discovery of a precinct error that led to the discarding of 35 ballots, 32 of which were given to voters who lived in District 12B.[11] Franson defeated newcomer Jay Sieling in the general election. While the district was considered conservative, Franson's viral comments in 2012, namely her analogy of distributing food stamps to feeding wild animals in national parks and calling Earth Day "a Pagan holiday," were largely credited with the airtight election result.[12][13][14] Franson stayed relatively low-key in 2014, but by the week before the election, Sieling had outraised her by nearly double, $11,000 to $6,000. Shawn Olson, Sieling's co-campaign manager, suggested that full-page attack ads on Sieling late in the campaign were a sign that polling "scared [the Republicans'] socks off."[12]
  • District 10B: Incumbent Joe Radinovich (DFL) squeezed by to win his first term in 2012 by 323 votes, a 1 percent margin.[9] He faced another close call when the state Supreme Court squelched a recall movement related to his support of same-sex marriage; nearly 63 percent of voters in the district supported a constitutional amendment that would have banned it.[15] The issue has reappeared in the 2014 campaign, which pit Radinovich against Dale Lueck (R), with Lueck winning the seat.[7][16]
  • District 11B: Incumbent Tim Faust (DFL) was no stranger to defeat, having lost his seat in 2010 after two terms. He regained the seat in 2012 by a 3 point margin.[9]. Lutheran minister Jason Rarick (R) defeated Faust in the general election.[9]
  • District 14B: As part of their efforts to pick up seats in the vicinity of the Twin Cities, Republicans put forward Jim Knoblach, who previously served in the House from 1995 to 2007, to face incumbent Zach Dorholt (DFL). Knoblach was praised by House Minority Leader Kurt Daudt as "a very strong candidate" with "a lot of experience."[17] Knoblach went on to defeat Dorholt by six-tenths of a percent, narrowly avoiding the 0.5 percent threshold needed to trigger an automatic recount, and was named as the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee, which he headed for the final three years of his previous tenure.Cite error: Closing </ref> missing for <ref> tag
  • District 17B: The district held by Mary Sawatzky (DFL) changed hands in both of the prior two elections, and her 2012 victory came at a 4 percent margin; at $85,871, the district was seventh of all Minnesota House districts in campaign contributions that year.[9] Republicans, who put forward David Baker, attacked Sawatzky over her support of MNsure and $2 billion in tax hikes during her current term.[7] Baker defeated Sawatzky in the general election.
  • District 27A: This swing district had the added twist of a third-party candidate. Incumbent Shannon Savick (DFL) defeated her predecessor, Rich Murray (R), by about 3 percent, with Independence Party candidate William Wagner pulling about eight percent.[9] A similar lineup faced off in the general election, with Savick being challenged by Peggy Bennett (R) and Thomas Price (IPM).[7] Bennet defeated her two general election opponents.
  • District 32B: Incumbent Bob Barrett (R) won his second term by 2 points in 2012.[9] Barrett was the subject of a residency controversy when a voter filed a petition challenging the incumbent over his claim of homestead status on a house outside of the district. Barrett countered that he claimed homestead status on his old residence in Shafer, which he was trying to sell, for reasons of property tax, and moved out of the house after redistricting in 2012. The petition was withdrawn after a district court judge ruled that there was insufficient evidence to disqualify Barrett.[18] Barrett defeated his opponent, Laurie Warner (R), in the general election.
  • District 48A: The district covering Eden Prairie and Minnetonka featured a rematch between incumbent Yvonne Selcer (DFL) and her predecessor, Kirk Stensrud (R). Selcer's last victory was the second-tightest in the 2012 Minnesota House elections at 0.82 percent. That race saw $85,474 in campaign contributions, the eighth-most of Minnesota House contests that year.[9] Selcer pulled through again, defeating Stensrud in the general election.
  • District 49B: Both candidates in District 49B have worked with money: incumbent Paul Rosenthal (DFL) is a currency trader and Barb Sutter previously worked as a tax accountant. Sutter's background may have worked in her favor as she focused on the state's financial situation, particularly with MNsure. Rosenthal served one term before losing the seat in 2010 and winning it back by 7 percent two years later; the race saw $86,345 in campaign contributions, the sixth-highest for Minnesota House districts that election cycle.[7][9] Rosenthal defeated Suttter in the general election.
  • District 56B: The tightest race in 2012 saw Will Morgan (DFL) defeat Roz Peterson (R) by 0.80 percent to take the open seat in District 56B, which includes the suburbs of Burnsville and Lakeville, where Interstate 35 splits into western and eastern forks that lead into Minneapolis and St. Paul, respectively. The two faced off again in 2014; both have experience in education, with Morgan working as a physics teacher and Peterson serving on the Lakeville School Board.[19][20][7] Peterson defeated Morgan in the general election.

List of candidates

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:

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Democratic Party Bruce Patterson: 4,864
Republican Party Dan Fabian: 9,942 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,721
Republican Party Deb Kiel: 7,176 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger Erickson: 7,109
Republican Party David Hancock: 7,839 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,236
Republican Party Steve Green: 8,335 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 12,067 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Eric Johnson: 6,297

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: 9,956 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Wade Fremling: 6,041

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: 6,713 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Gramer: 4,772

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: 9,135 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jared Laduke: 4,734

District 5A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Persell: 7,871 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Phillip Nelson: 6,385

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: 9,449 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Justin Eichorn: 7,241

District 6A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carly Melin: 11,257 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roger Weber: 4,930

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: 11,363 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matt Matasich: 6,334

District 7A

Note: Incumbent Thomas Huntley (D) did not run 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: 9,658 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Becky Hall: 5,175
Green Party Kristine Osbakken: 693

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: 9,435 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Travis Silvers: 3,803

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: 5,303
Republican Party Bud Nornes: 9,739 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,565
Republican Party Mary Franson: 9,270 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,263
Republican Party Mark Anderson: 9,336 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,518
Republican Party Ron Kresha: 8,449 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,539
Republican Party Josh Heintzeman: 8,646 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 8,523
Republican Party Dale Lueck: 9,209 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 9,493 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tim Hafvenstein: 5,717

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: 6,488
Republican Party Jason Rarick: 7,545 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 8,065
Republican Party Jeff Backer: 8,725 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 4,694
Republican Party Paul Anderson: 9,920 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,572
Republican Party Jeff Howe: 8,562 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 11,284 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,972
Republican Party Tama Theis: 7,292 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,605
Republican Party Jim Knoblach: 5,674 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Rittenour: 4,876
Republican Party Sondra Erickson: 8,348 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,154
Republican Party Jim Newberger: 9,166 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Driessen: 5,355
Republican Party Chris Swedzinski: 8,642 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 4,872
Republican Party Paul Torkelson: 9,053 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,789
Republican Party Tim Miller: 8,453 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,593
Republican Party Dave Baker: 7,807 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 4,808
Republican Party Dean Urdahl: 9,965 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Lipke: 4,939
Republican Party Glenn Gruenhagen: 8,801 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,458 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kim Spears: 6,313

District 19B

Note: Incumbent Kathy Brynaert (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jack Considine: 6,258 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Kruse: 4,905

District 20A

Note: Incumbent Kelby Woodard (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Lofgren: 4,881
Republican Party Bob Vogel: 8,836 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 8,300 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Matejcek: 5,985

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: 5,593
Republican Party Tim Kelly: 9,204 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party M.A. Schneider: 5,213
Republican Party Steve Drazkowski: 9,075 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 4,868
Republican Party Joe Schomacker: 9,779 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 4,200
Republican Party Rod Hamilton: 8,243 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,735
Republican Party Bob Gunther: 9,232 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 11,339 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Beverly Cashman: 5,949
Republican Party John Petersburg: 7,202 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,942
Republican Party Brian Daniels: 6,163 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 10,970 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 9,844 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,244 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Breanna Bly: 5,050

District 26B

Note: Incumbent Mike Benson (R) ran for Congress.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rich Wright: 6,188
Republican Party Nels Pierson: 9,251 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,139
Republican Party Peggy Bennett: 8,155 Green check mark transparent.png
Independence Party of America Thomas Price: 1,066

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: 6,498 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dennis Schminke: 5,501

District 28A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gene Pelowski, Jr.: 7,279 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lynae Hahn: 4,307

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: 7,090
Republican Party Greg Davids: 9,013 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 11,839 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 10,196 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 4,279
Republican Party Nick Zerwas: 9,349 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30B

Note: Incumbent David Fitzsimmons (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Shimek: 4,256
Republican Party Eric Lucero: 9,005 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 10,363 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,339
Republican Party Tom Hackbarth: 9,726 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,907
Republican Party Brian Johnson: 8,006 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,707
Republican Party Bob Barrett: 8,459 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,246
Republican Party Jerry Hertaus: 12,003 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,911
Republican Party Cindy Pugh: 10,934 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 12,411 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34B

Note: Incumbent Kurt Zellers (R) ran for Governor.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Hoden: 6,965
Republican Party Dennis Smith: 9,016 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35A

Note: Incumbent Jim Abeler (R) ran 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: 5,192
Republican Party Abigail Whelan: 7,808 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,162
Republican Party Peggy Scott: 10,034 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,608
Republican Party Mark Uglem: 8,080 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Melissa Hortman: 7,407 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Peter Crema: 6,851

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: 6,934 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mandy Benz: 6,275

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: 6,111
Republican Party Tim Sanders: 7,602 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,586
Republican Party Linda Runbeck: 9,213 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,444
Republican Party Matt Dean: 9,529 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,028
Republican Party Bob Dettmer: 9,730 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,926
Republican Party Kathy Lohmer: 9,531 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Nelson: 5,711 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chuck Sutphen: 3,077

District 40B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Debra Hilstrom: 6,778 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mali Marvin: 3,265

District 41A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Connie Bernardy: 8,265 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Phillips: 5,451

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: 8,322 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Camden Pike: 4,248
Constitution Party Tim Utz: 1,924

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: 8,766 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Randy Jessup: 8,546

District 42B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason Isaacson: 8,814 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Heidi Gunderson: 8,014

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: 8,314 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stacey Stout: 8,068

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: 7,891 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Justice Whitethorn: 5,672

District 44A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Audrey Britton: 7,504
Republican Party Sarah Anderson: 9,377 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44B

Note: John Benson (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Applebaum: 9,507 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ryan Rutzick: 8,981

District 45A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lyndon Carlson: 7,988 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Lieberman: 6,117

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: 10,750 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Alma Wetzker: 5,281

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: 10,666 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Timothy Manthey: 5,425

District 46B

Note: Incumbent Steve Simon (D) ran 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: 9,525 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bryan Bjornson: 4,353

District 47A

Note: Incumbent Ernie Leidiger (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Matthew Gieseke: 5,186
Republican Party Jim Nash: 10,934 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 11,340 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 9,606 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kirk Stensrud: 9,565

District 48B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joan Howe-Pullis: 5,661
Republican Party Jenifer Loon: 10,294 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 10,206 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dario Anselmo: 9,645

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: 10,171 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Barb Sutter: 9,075

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: 8,260 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dean Mumbleau: 4,481

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: 10,060 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Zavier Bicott: 5,251

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: 7,262 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrea Todd-Harlin: 6,821

District 51B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Halverson: 8,757 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jen Wilson: 8,366

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: 9,777 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Blum: 6,661

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: 9,831 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Don Lee: 5,405

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: 8,420 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lukas Czech: 5,983

District 53B

Note: Incumbent Andrea Kieffer (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kay Hendrikson: 6,515
Republican Party Kelly Fenton: 8,634 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,047 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matthew Kowalski: 5,629

District 54B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Donald Slaten: 5,750
Republican Party Denny McNamara: 8,853 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55A

Note: Incumbent Michael Beard (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay Whiting: 4,398
Republican Party Bob Loonan: 6,439 Green check mark transparent.png
Independence Party of America Derek Thury: 500

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: 5,422
Republican Party Tony Albright: 9,278 Green check mark transparent.png
Independence Party of America Josh Ondich: 507

District 56A

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

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Kimmel: 5,913
Republican Party Drew Christensen: 7,498 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,669
Republican Party Roz Peterson: 7,856 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,931
Republican Party Tara Mack: 8,347 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 6,458
Republican Party Anna Wills: 9,083 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58A

Note: Incumbent Mary Liz Holberg (R) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Amy Willingham: 6,476
Republican Party Jon Koznick: 8,021 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 5,008
Republican Party Pat Garofalo: 8,878 Green check mark transparent.png

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: 7,358 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Fred Statema: 1,547

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: 8,671 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Margaret Martin: 2,378

District 60A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diane Loeffler: 11,819 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brent Millsop: 2,472

District 60B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phyllis Kahn: 7,908 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Abdimalik Askar: 2,298

District 61A

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Hornstein: 14,239 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Frank Taylor: 3,341

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: 14,740 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom Gallagher: 3,445

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: 6,632 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bruce Lundeen: 650
Independence Party of America Yolandita Colon: 773

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: 11,495 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Julie Hanson: 1,417

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: 15,026 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kyle Bragg: 2,297

District 63B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jean Wagenius: 12,447 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andres Hortillosa: 4,086

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: 13,193 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew Brown: 3,009

District 64B

Note: Incumbent Michael Paymar (D) did not run for re-election.

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dave Pinto: 13,356 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Surman: 4,771

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: 6,626 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Anthony Meschke: 1,358
Green Party Lena Buggs: 1,308

District 65B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carlos Mariani: 8,590 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tony Athen: 2,427

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: 11,100 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jon Heyer: 5,421

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: 7,047 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lizz Paulson: 2,127

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: 5,400 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew Livingston: 2,032

District 67B

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

November 4 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheldon Johnson: 6,222 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Quinn: 2,289

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  12. 12.0 12.1 City Pages, "Mary Franson -- Remember Her? -- Involved in Another Tight Race," October 29, 2014
  13. City Pages, "Rep. Mary Franson infuriated by Earth Day, calls it 'Pagan holiday,'" April 19, 2012
  14. City Pages, "Mary Franson, MNGOP Rep., compares food stamp recipients to wild animals," March 5, 2012
  15. Politics in Minnesota, "Supreme Court rejects recall efforts against Radinovich, Ward," May 21, 2013
  16. The Uptake, "VIDEO: In 10B Debate Rep. Radinovich and Lueck Clash On Pipelines, Same-Sex Marriage," October 24, 2014
  17. St. Cloud Times, "With session over, GOP leaders criticize DFL ideas," May 19, 2014
  18. The Post-Review, "Petition withdrawn in Barrett residency issue," August 28, 2014
  19. Legislative Coordinating Commission, District 48A map, November 2012
  20. Legislative Coordinating Commission, District 56B map, November 2012