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Minnesota House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Minnesota House of Representatives2012 Minnesota Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Minnesota House of Representatives were held in Minnesota on November 6, 2012. All 134 seats were up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections was June 5, 2012. The primary election day was August 14, 2012.

See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state houses

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party held the majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives:

Minnesota House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 61 73
     Republican Party 72 61
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 134 134


Incumbents retiring

A total of 28 incumbents did not run for re-election in 2012. Those incumbents were:

Name Party Current Office
Bill Hilty Electiondot.png Democratic House District 8A
Branden Petersen Ends.png Republican House District 49B
Bruce Anderson Ends.png Republican House District 19A
Carol McFarlane Ends.png Republican House District 53B
Connie Doepke Ends.png Republican House District 33B
Denise Dittrich Electiondot.png Democratic House District 47A
John Kriesel Ends.png Republican House District 57A
Katherine Knuth Electiondot.png Democratic House District 50B
Kent Eken Electiondot.png Democratic House District 2A
Kerry Gauthier Electiondot.png Democratic House District 7B
Kory Kath Electiondot.png Democratic House District 26A
Kurt Bills Ends.png Republican House District 37B
Larry Hosch Electiondot.png Democratic House District 14B
Marion Greene Electiondot.png Democratic House District 60A
Mark Buesgens Ends.png Republican House District 35B
Mark Murdock Ends.png Republican House District 10B
Mary Kiffmeyer Ends.png Republican House District 16B
Mike LeMieur Ends.png Republican House District 12B
Mindy Greiling Electiondot.png Democratic House District 54A
Morrie Lanning Ends.png Republican House District 9A
Nora Slawik Electiondot.png Democratic House District 55B
Pat Mazorol Ends.png Republican House District 41B
Roger Crawford Ends.png Republican House District 8B
Ron Shimanski Ends.png Republican House District 18A
Sandra Peterson Electiondot.png Democratic House District 45A
Tom Rukavina Electiondot.png Democratic House District 5A
Tom Tillberry Electiondot.png Democratic House District 51B
Torrey Westrom Ends.png Republican House District 11

Campaign spending

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state House of Representative in Minnesota in past years and the cumulative amount of campaign spending in state House races, including spending in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 293 $6,377,405
2008 317 $8,361,168
2006 287 $7,533,257
2004 318 $8,114,613
2002 335 $6,574,022

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $6,377,405 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were:[2]

Donor Amount
Public Fund $819,089
Public Fund $414,924
Minnesota Telecom Alliance $29,400
Education Minnesota $25,650
Minnesota Dental Association $13,850
House Republican Campaign Cmte of Minnesota $13,473
54th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $13,200
Thorson, Mark $12,850
Freedom Club State PAC $12,500
39th Senate District Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party $12,350

Qualifications

To be eligible to run for the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2010, a candidate must be:[3]

  • Eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Have not filed for more than one office for the upcoming primary or general election
  • At least 21 years old by January 3, 2011
  • A resident of Minnesota for a least one year
  • A resident of the legislative district for at least 6 months before November 2, 2010

Impact of redistricting

See also: Redistricting in Minnesota

The Minnesota Legislature drafts and passes redistricting plans as it does other pieces of legislation. Each chamber must form a committee specifically focused on redistricting. A joint committee, with two Democrats and two Republicans from each chamber, is also formed. The Governor of Minnesota has the power to veto any plan.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota's population grew from 4.92 million in 2000 to 5.30 million in 2010. The population density in 2010 was highest in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, and the population center of the state is just northwest of the city.[4] Minnesota's population growth was largely spurred by increasing numbers within minority groups. The highest levels of growth geographically were in the suburban areas around the Twin Cities. Population losses occurred in the urban centers of the Twin Cities and in the rural areas in the northern part of the state.[5]

The population shifts to the suburban areas suggested from the beginning of the process that Republican areas would hold an advantage in the redistricting process. The initial Republican plan was very favorable to Republican incumbents.[6] This plan passed the state legislature and was vetoed by Governor Mark Dayton.[7] Responsibility for final drafting of the maps fell to a judicial panel, which substantially overhauled the state legislative maps. In total, the legislative maps paired a staggering 46 incumbents. In the House, the plan paired 30 incumbents, or 1 in 5 state representatives--this created 15 open House seats. In the Senate, the plan paired 16 incumbents, or nearly 1 in 4 state senators--this left 8 open Senate seats.[8]

List of candidates

District 1A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Dan Fabian Incumbent Fabian assumed office in 2011Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bruce Patterson: 7,370
Republican Party Dan Fabian: 11,146 Green check mark transparent.png

District 1B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Debra Kiel Incumbent Kiel assumed office in 2011Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Marc Demers: 8,685
Republican Party Debra Kiel: 9,401 Green check mark transparent.png

District 2A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roger A. Erickson: 10,730 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Hancock: 8,901

District 2B

Note: Incumbent Kent Eken did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brita Sailer: 9,376
Republican Party Steve Green: 9,759 Green check mark transparent.png

District 3A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • David Dill - Incumbent Dill first assumed office in 2002.Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Dill: 14,671 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Tuomala: 7,228

District 3B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Murphy - Incumbent Murphy first assumed office in 1977.Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Murphy: 14,366 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Keith MacDonald: 7,727

District 4A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ben Lien: 10,011 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Travis Reimche: 8,218

District 4B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Marquart - Incumbent Marquart first assumed office in 2001.Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Marquart: 12,637 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul Sandman: 6,719

District 5A

Note: Incumbent Tom Rukavina did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Persell: 10,901 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Larry Howes: 8,497

District 5B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Anzelc Incumbent Anzelc assumed office in 2007.Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Anzelc: 11,162 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carolyn McElfatrick: 9,707

District 6A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carly Melin: 14,589 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roger Weber: 5,989

District 6B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason Metsa: 15,146 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jesse Colangelo: 7,012

District 7A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas Huntley: 15,622 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Therese Bower: 6,302

District 7B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:

Note: Gauthier withdrew from the race in late August.[9]

Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic PartyErik Simonson: 12,450 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican PartyTravis Silvers: 4,345

Note:Although Gaither withdrew, the Minnesota Supreme Court removed his name from the ballot, allowing the Democrats to nominate a new candidate.[10]

District 8A

Note: Incumbent Bill Hilty did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Bud Nornes - Incumbent Nornes first assumed office in 1997.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chester Nettestad: 7,800
Republican Party Bud Nornes: 13,190 Green check mark transparent.png

District 8B

Note: Incumbent Roger Crawford did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bob Cunniff: 10,629
Republican Party Mary Franson: 10,640 Green check mark transparent.png

Note: Franson won election by 11 votes.[11]

District 9A

Note: Incumbent Morrie Lanning did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Niles: 7,922
Republican Party Mark Anderson (Minnesota): 10,972 Green check mark transparent.png

District 9B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adrian Welle: 8,751
Republican Party Ron Kresha: 9,881 Green check mark transparent.png

District 10A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • John Ward Incumbent Ward assumed office in 2007.Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Ward: 11,789 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Chris Kellett: 8,872

District 10B

Note: Incumbent Mark Murdock did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Radinovich: 11,087 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dale Lueck: 10,764

District 11A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Sundin: 12,610 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Putnam (Minnesota): 5,931
Independence Party of America Cory Pylkka: 1,164

District 11B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Faust: 9,396 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ben Wiener: 8,908

District 12A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independence Party of America Auguts 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jay McNamar: 10,092 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott Dutcher: 9,837
Independence Party of America Dave Holman: 1,305

District 12B

Note: Incumbent Mike Lemieur did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Rosenfield: 6,611
Republican Party Paul Anderson: 13,043 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Richard Bohannon: 8,337
Republican Party Jeff Howe: 12,073 Green check mark transparent.png

District 13B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shannon Schroeder: 7,946
Republican Party Tim O'Driscoll: 12,076 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Anne Nolan: 8,726
Republican Party Steve Gottwalt: 10,269 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14B

Note: Incumbent Larry Hosch did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Zach Dorholt: 10,017 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party King Banaian: 7,749

District 15A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Walsh: 9,106
Republican Party Sondra Erickson: 10,027 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Brian Johnson: 8,316
Republican Party Jim Newberger: 11,414 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Al Kruse: 8,363
Republican Party Chris Swedzinski: 10,991 Green check mark transparent.png

District 16B

Note: Incumbent Mary Kiffmeyer did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independent August 14 Independent primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James Kanne: 6,466
Republican Party Paul Torkelson: 11,243 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Pike Pagel: 2,303

District 17A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Falk: 10,489 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tim Miller: 8,956

District 17B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Bruce Vogel Incumbent Vogel assumed office in 2011. Approveda
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Sawatzky: 9,370 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bruce Vogel: 8,562
Independence Party of America Zachary Liebl: 1,457

District 18A

Note: Incumbent Ron Shimanski did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Dean Urdahl Incumbent Urdahl assumed office in 2003. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Nancy Larson: 8,372
Republican Party Dean Urdahl: 11,744 Green check mark transparent.png

District 18B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Logan Campa: 7,971
Republican Party Glenn Gruenhagen: 11,053 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19A

Note: Incumbent Bruce Anderson did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • No Republicans filed to run in this district.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry Morrow: 17,263 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Brynaert: 11,897 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Thad Shunkwiler: 6,660

District 20A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Wolf: 9,071
Republican Party Kelby Woodard: 10,878 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20B

Note: District 20B is currently vacant.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Bly: 11,700 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Wermerskirchen: 8,843

District 21A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Tim Kelly Incumbent Kelly assumed office in 2009. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Bacon: 8,969
Republican Party Tim Kelly: 12,174 Green check mark transparent.png

District 21B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Bruce Montplaisir: 8,511
Republican Party Steve Drazkowski: 11,759 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Eugene Short: 8,006
Republican Party Joe Schomacker: 11,555 Green check mark transparent.png

District 22B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Cheryl Avenel-Navara: 6,745
Republican Party Rod Hamilton: 10,165 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Bob Gunther Incumbent Gunther assumed office in 1995. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kevin Labenz: 8,908
Republican Party Bob Gunther: 11,544 Green check mark transparent.png

District 23B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Tony Cornish: 16,278 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Craig Brenden: 9,036
Republican Party John Petersburg: 9,906 Green check mark transparent.png

District 24B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Patti Fritz Incumbent Fritz assumed office in 2005. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patti Fritz: 9,988 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Kaiser: 7,608

District 25A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Duane Quam Incumbent Quamm assumed office in 2011. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Vossen: 9,188
Republican Party Duane Quam: 11,056 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Kim Norton Incumbent Norton assumed office in 2007.Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kim Norton: 11,869 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Melissa Valeriano: 8,725

District 26A

Note: Incumbent Kory Kath did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tina Liebling: 10,484 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Breanna Bly: 7,306

District 26B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Mike Benson Incumbent Benson assumed office in 2011. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Pat Stallman: 9,295
Republican Party Mike Benson: 12,427 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Rich Murray Incumbent Murray assumed office in 2011.Approveda
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Shannon Savick: 9,743 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rich Murray: 9,090
Independence Party of America William Wagner: 1,574

District 27B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeanne Poppe: 11,486 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nathan Neitzell: 6,792

District 28A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gene Pelowski, Jr.: 12,969 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Adam Pace: 6,435

District 28B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ken Tschumper: 8,542
Republican Party Gregory Davids: 12,006 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susann Dye: 7,954
Republican Party Joe McDonald: 13,002 Green check mark transparent.png

District 29B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barrett Chrissis: 8,136
Republican Party Marion O'Neill: 9,654 Green check mark transparent.png
Independence Party of America Eugene Newcombe: 1,429

District 30A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Holly Neuman: 7,217
Republican Party Nick Zerwas: 12,723 Green check mark transparent.png

District 30B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Shimek: 7,386
Republican Party David Fitzsimmons: 12,022 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Kurt Daudt Incumbent Daudt assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Fiereck: 7,823
Republican Party Kurt Daudt: 11,990 Green check mark transparent.png

District 31B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Louise Fay Woodberry: 8,391
Republican Party Tom Hackbarth: 13,101 Green check mark transparent.png

District 32A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Brian Johnson
Constitution Party August 14 Constitution primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Gammel: 8,601
Republican Party Brian Johnson: 10,014 Green check mark transparent.png
Constitution Party Paul Bergley: 851

District 32B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Bob Barrett Incumbent Barrett assumed office in 2011.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Olseen: 10,251
Republican Party Bob Barrett: 10,644 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Todd Mikkelson: 8,963
Republican Party Jerry Hertaus: 14,717 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33B

Note: Incumbent Connie Doepke did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Denise Bader: 11,053
Republican Party Cindy Pugh: 13,211 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Adam Fisher: 7,983
Republican Party Joyce Peppin: 14,386 Green check mark transparent.png

District 34B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Hoden: 10,652
Republican Party Kurt Zellers: 12,802 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Jim Abeler Incumbent Abeler assumed office in 1999.Approveda
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andy Hillebregt: 6,755
Republican Party Jim Abeler: 11,906 Green check mark transparent.png
Independence Party of America Justin Boals: 1,587

District 35B

Note: Incumbent Mark Buesgens in not running for re-election.

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Peggy Scott Incumbent Scott assumed office in 2009. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sam Scott: 9,052
Republican Party Peggy Scott: 13,120 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Grace Baltich: 10,235
Republican Party Mark Uglem: 10,691 Green check mark transparent.png

District 36B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Melissa Hortman: 11,679 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew Reinhardt: 8,555
Independence Party of America Andrew Kratoska: 891

District 37A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Newton: 11,843 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mandy Benz: 8,830

District 37B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jon Chlebeck: 9,723
Republican Party Tim Sanders: 11,416 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patrick Davern: 8,802
Republican Party Linda Runbeck: 12,197 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Matt Dean - Incumbent Dean assumed office in 2005. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Greg Pariseau: 11,248
Republican Party Matt Dean: 12,374 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Bob Dettmer - Incumbent Dettmer assumed office in 2007. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Bruno: 9,638
Republican Party Bob Dettmer: 13,033 Green check mark transparent.png

District 39B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom DeGree: 10,707
Republican Party Kathy Lohmer: 12,100 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Nelson: 11,972 Green check mark transparent.png

District 40B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Debra Hilstrom: 12,024 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Cushing: 4,810

District 41A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Connie Bernardy: 12,653 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dale Helm: 7,829

District 41B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Constitution Party August 14 Constitution primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carolyn Laine: 11,943 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Laura Palmer: 5,669
Constitution Party Timothy Utz: 2,775

District 42A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Barb Yarusso: 12,122 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Russ Bertsch: 10,591

District 42B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jason Isaacson: 12,884 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ken Rubenzer: 9,462

District 43A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Peter Fischer: 11,616 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Stacey Stout: 10,374

District 43B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Leon Lillie - Incumbent Lillie assumed office in 2005. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leon Lillie: 12,445 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kevin Klein: 8,111

District 44A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Audrey Britton: 11,506
Republican Party Sarah Anderson: 12,114 Green check mark transparent.png

District 44B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • John Benson - Incumbent Benson assumed office in 2007. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Benson: 13,754 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Stefan: 10,848

District 45A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lyndon Carlson: 12,520 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Pauley: 8,459

District 45B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Freiberg: 15,053 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Reid Johnson: 7,740

District 46A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ryan Winkler: 15,249 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Swanson: 7,860

District 46B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Steve Simon - Incumbent Simon assumed office in 2005.Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Simon: 14,956 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party David Arvidson: 6,372

District 47A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Keith Pickering: 7,718
Republican Party Ernie Leidiger: 12,938 Green check mark transparent.png

District 47B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Joe Hoppe - Incumbent Hoppe assumed office in 2003. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Republican Party Joe Hoppe: 16,391 Green check mark transparent.png

District 48A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Yvonne Selcer: 12,458 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kirk Stensrud: 12,256

District 48B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tori Hill: 8,891
Republican Party Jenifer Loon: 12,787 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Erhardt: 14,101 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Glahn: 11,139

District 49B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Rosenthal: 13,560 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Terry Jacobson: 11,840

District 50A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Slocum: 12,036 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Craig Marston: 5,864
Independence Party of America Joseph Koch: 1,439

District 50B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Lenczewski: 14,800 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Richard Bohnen: 7,836

District 51A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandra Masin: 11,724 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Diane Anderson: 9,354

District 51B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laurie Halverson: 12,210 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Doug Wardlow: 11,298

District 52A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Rick Hansen - Incumbent Hansen assumed office in 2005. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Hansen: 13,732 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Joe Blum: 8,216

District 52B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Atkins - Incumbent Atkins assumed office in 2003. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Atkins: 14,493 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul Tuschy: 7,430

District 53A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joann Ward: 11,932 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pam Cunningham: 9,269

District 53B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Marie Metzger: 9,909
Republican Party Andrea Kieffer: 12,060 Green check mark transparent.png

District 54A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Schoen: 11,069 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Derrick Lehrke: 7,664
Independence Party of America Ron Lischeid: 1,428

District 54B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joanna Bayers: 9,228
Republican Party Denny McNamara: 12,493 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Berg: 8,294
Republican Party Michael Beard: 10,008 Green check mark transparent.png

District 55B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Travis Burton: 7,808
Republican Party Tony Albright: 13,569 Green check mark transparent.png

District 56A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Pam Myhra - Incumbent Myhra assumed office in 2011. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David John Jensen: 9,278
Republican Party Pam Myhra: 10,905 Green check mark transparent.png

District 56B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Will Morgan: 10,685 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roz Peterson: 10,515

District 57A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Tara Mack - Incumbent Mack assumed office in 2009. Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Roberta Gibbons: 9,941
Republican Party Tara Mack: 11,420 Green check mark transparent.png

District 57B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeff Wilfahrt: 10,452
Republican Party Anna Wills: 11,906 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Colin Lee: 8,574
Republican Party Mary Liz Holberg: 12,419 Green check mark transparent.png

District 58B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
  • Pat Garofalo - Incumbent Garofalo assumed office in 2005.Approveda

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Arlt: 8,512
Republican Party Pat Garofalo: 12,520 Green check mark transparent.png

District 59A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Joe Mullery: 14,017 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cindy Lilly: 2,577

District 59B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independent August 14 Ecology Democracy primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Raymond Dehn: 12,790 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Gary Mazzotta: 3,346
Independent Anthony Hilton: 1,423

District 60A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Diane Loeffler: 17,021 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brent Millsop: 3,687

District 60B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Phyllis Kahn: 12,472 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kody Zalewski: 3,392

District 61A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Frank Hornstein: 19,663 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Devin Gawnemark: 4,787

District 61B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Thissen - Incumbent Thissen assumed office in 2003. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Thissen: 19,748 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Nate Atkins: 4,448

District 62A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Clark - Incumbent Clark assumed office in 1981. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Karen Clark: 12,672 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kurtis Hanna: 1,410

District 62B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Susan Allen - Incumbent Allen assumed office in 2012. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Susan Allen: 16,318 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Tom F. Johnson, III: 2,025

District 63A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Davnie - Incumbent Davnie assumed office in 2001. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Davnie: 19,680 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Kirk Brink: 3,289

District 63B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jean Wagenius: 17,181 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matt Ashley: 5,240

District 64A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Erin Murphy - Incumbent Murphy assumed office in 2007. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Erin Murphy: 17,828 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Andrew Ojeda: 4,737

District 64B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael Paymar: 17,273 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brandon Carmack: 6,612

District 65A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Rena Moran - Incumbent Moran assumed office in 2011. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rena Moran: 13,263 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Daniel Lipp: 2,387

District 65B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carlos Mariani: 13,176 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carlos Conway: 3,653

District 66A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:
Independence Party of America August 14 Independence primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Alice Hausman: 14,160 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Fotsch: 6,984
Independence Party of America Dave Thomas: 1,311

District 66B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • John Lesch - Incumbent Lesch assumed office in 2003. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Lesch: 11,504 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ben Blomgren: 2,951

District 67A

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Mahoney - Incumbent Mahoney assumed office in 1999. Approveda
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Mahoney: 10,533 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cathy Hennelly: 2,941

District 67B

Democratic Party August 14 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 14 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sheldon Johnson: 11,318 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party John Quinn: 3,569

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