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Minnesota State Senate elections, 2006

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Elections for the office of Minnesota State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 12, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006. All 67 seats were up for election.[1]

Qualifications

To be eligible to run for the Minnesota State Senate, a candidate must:[2]

  • 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 the swearing-in date
  • Be a resident of Minnesota for at least one year
  • Be a resident of the legislative district for at least 6 months before the date of the general election

Campaign contributions

Elections for the office of Minnesota State Senate consisted of a primary election on September 12, 2006, and a general election on November 7, 2006.

During the 2006 election, the total of contributions to Senate candidates was $5,999,082. The top 10 contributors were:[3]

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Leroy Stumpf Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Roger Schmitz Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leroy Stumpf: 24,861 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Roger Schmitz: 603

District 2

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rod Skoe Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Steve Booth Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rod Skoe: 19,471 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Booth: 12,540

District 3

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tom Saxhaug Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Ted Lovdahl Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tom Saxhaug: 21,226 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ted Lovdahl: 11,351

District 4

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mary Olson Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Carrie Ruud Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mary Olson: 18,119 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Carrie Ruud: 16,635

District 5

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • David J. Tomassoni Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Matt Matasich Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David J. Tomassoni: 26,143 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Matt Matasich: 7,422

District 6

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Thomas M. Bakk Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Jennifer L. Havlick Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Thomas M. Bakk: 25,275 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jennifer L. Havlick: 10,065

District 7

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Yvonne Prettner Solon Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Steve Khalar Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Yvonne Prettner Solon: 21,861 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Khalar: 7,243

District 8

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Stevens Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Tony Lourey: 4,350 Approveda
  • Tom Skare: 1,921

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tony Lourey: 18,087 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Stevens: 13,307

District 9

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Keith Langseth Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Paul Holle Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Keith Langseth: 20,353 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Paul Holle: 8,771

District 10

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Skogen Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Cal Larson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Skogen: 17,530 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Cal Larson: 14,191

District 11

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dallas C. Sams Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Ingebrigtsen Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dallas C. Sams: 16,765
Republican Party Bill Ingebrigtsen: 17,699 Green check mark transparent.png

District 12

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Terry Sluss Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Paul Koering: 3,956 Approveda
  • Kevin Goedker: 3,270

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terry Sluss: 14,260
Republican Party Paul Koering: 18,241 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Forest Wayne Hyatt (write-in): 144

District 13

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dean Elton Johnson: 6,210 Approveda
  • Michael Cruze: 3,982
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Joe Gimse Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dean Elton Johnson: 15,669
Republican Party Joe Gimse: 16,222 Green check mark transparent.png

District 14

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Paul Stacke Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Michelle Fischbach Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Paul Stacke: 14,215
Republican Party Michelle Fischbach: 19,668 Green check mark transparent.png

District 15

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tarryl Clark Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Jeff Johnson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tarryl Clark: 15,581 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jeff Johnson: 12,060

District 16

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Glenn Resman Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Betsy Wergin Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Glenn Resman: 14,869
Republican Party Betsy Wergin: 20,042 Green check mark transparent.png

District 17

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rick Olseen Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Sean Nienow Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rick Olseen: 17,355 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sean Nienow: 16,919

District 18

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Hal Kimball Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Steve Dille Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Hal Kimball: 12,054
Republican Party Steve Dille: 19,654 Green check mark transparent.png

District 19

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Todd Edward Ketchel Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Amy T. Koch Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Todd Edward Ketchel: 14,780
Republican Party Amy T. Koch: 23,524 Green check mark transparent.png

District 20

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Gary W. Kubly Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Roger Dale Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Gary W. Kubly: 20,829 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Roger Dale: 10,047

District 21

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Margie A. Hoyt Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Dennis Frederickson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Margie A. Hoyt: 9,813
Republican Party Dennis Frederickson: 17,262 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Independence Party Brian Bretzman: 1,810

District 22

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Vickerman Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Weber Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Vickerman: 17,683 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Weber: 12,789

District 23

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Kathy Sheran Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Matt Kruse: 399
  • Mark Piepho: 1,624 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Sheran: 19,040 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Piepho: 14,073

District 24

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • David Wertjes Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Julie A. Rosen Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Wertjes: 11,880
Republican Party Julie A. Rosen: 19,579 Green check mark transparent.png

District 25

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jessica Peterson {{approved}]
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Tom Neuville Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jessica Peterson: 16,711
Republican Party Tom Neuville: 18,144 Green check mark transparent.png

District 26

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jeremy Eller Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Dick Day Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jeremy Eller: 13,450
Republican Party Dick Day: 16,148 Green check mark transparent.png

District 27

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Sparks Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • George Marin Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Sparks: 21,739 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party George Marin: 10,329

District 28

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Steve Murphy Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Steve Wilson: 2,375
  • Steve Drazkowski: 2,650 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Steve Murphy: 17,511 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Drazkowski: 14,627
Independent Steve Wilson (write-in) 64

District 29

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Rob Broberg Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • David H. Senjem Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Rob Broberg: 11,057
Republican Party David H. Senjem: 18,377 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Independence Party Jim Daley: 3,693

District 30

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ann Lynch Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Scott Wright Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann Lynch: 16,681 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott Wright: 15,073

District 31

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sharon Erickson Ropes: 14,270 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brenda B. Johnson: 10,802
Independent Kevin Kelleher: 5,428

District 32

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Gregory J. Bownik: 398
  • John Olson: 1,819 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Warren Limmer Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Olson: 15,666
Republican Party Warren Limmer: 21,737 Green check mark transparent.png

District 33

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Tim Carlson Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Gen Olson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Tim Carlson: 13,622
Republican Party Gen Olson: 22,321 Green check mark transparent.png
Independent Independence Party Margaret Davis: 2,135

District 34

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Laura Helmer Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Julianne E. Ortman Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Laura Helmer: 14,630
Republican Party Julianne E. Ortman: 21,712 Green check mark transparent.png

District 35

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Claire Robling Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Republican Party Claire Robling Green check mark transparent.png

District 36

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Carolyn Sampson: 1,401
  • Gregory Staffa: 366
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Patricia Pariseau Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carolyn Sampson: 15,388
Republican Party Patricia Pariseau: 20,522 Green check mark transparent.png

District 37

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Michael J. Germain Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Chris Gerlach Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Michael J. Germain: 15,835
Republican Party Chris Gerlach: 18,847 Green check mark transparent.png

District 38

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jim Carlson Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Mike McGinn Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jim Carlson: 16,916 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mike McGinn: 14,622

District 39

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • James P. Mentzen Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Jungbauer Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party James P. Metzen: 21,871 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Jungbauer: 12,264

District 40

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John Doll Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Bill Belanger Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Doll: 15,897 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Bill Belanger: 14,563

District 41

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Andrew Borene Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Geoff Michel Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Andrew Borene: 11,132
Republican Party Geoff Michel: 21,216 Green check mark transparent.png
Green Party Julie Risser: 5,431

District 42

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Carol Bomben Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • David Hann Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Carol Bomben: 17,249
Republican Party David Hann: 18,547 Green check mark transparent.png

District 43

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Terri Bonoff Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Judy Johnson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Terri Bonoff: 19,159 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Judy Johnson: 17,697

District 44

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ron Latz Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Darrell W. Brown: 304
  • Dave Carlson: 1,069 Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ron Latz: 22,632 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dave Carlson: 10,495
Independent Darrell W. Brown (write-in): 29

District 45

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ann H. Rest Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Derek Brigham Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ann H. Rest: 20,522 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Derek Brigham: 11,365

District 46

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Scheid Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Steve Arakawa Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Scheid: 14,069 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Steve Arakawa: 6,861

District 47

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Leo Foley Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Scott T. Schulte Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Leo Foley: 15,942 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Scott T. Schulte: 15,506

District 48

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Mike Starr Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Mike Jungbauer Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mike Starr: 16,044
Republican Party Mike Jungbauer: 16,929 Green check mark transparent.png

District 49

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Jerry Newton Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Debbie Johnson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Jerry Newton: 15,487
Republican Party Debbie Johnson: 16,923 Green check mark transparent.png

District 50

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Satveer S. Chaudhary Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Rae Hart Anderson Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Satveer S. Chaudhary: 19,139 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rae Hart Anderson: 11,105

District 51

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Don Betzold Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Pam Wolf Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Don Betzold: 17,802 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pam Wolf: 14,861

District 52

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • David Francis Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Ray Vandeveer Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party David Francis: 19,455
Republican Party Ray Vandeveer: 21,472 Green check mark transparent.png

District 53

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Sandy Rummel Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Mady Reiter Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandy Rummel: 19,179 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mady Reiter: 16,914

District 54

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • John Marty Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Dan Williams Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party John Marty: 21,847 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Williams: 13,328

District 55

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Chuck Wiger Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Pete Fehlen Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Chuck Wiger: 20,972 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Pete Fehlen: 10,319

District 56

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Kathy Saltzman Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Brian Leclair Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Kathy Saltzman: 19,936 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Brian Leclair: 17,711

District 57

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Katie Sieben Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Ron Kath Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Katie Sieben: 20,798 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ron Kath: 11,189

District 58

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Higgins Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Jim Lilly Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Higgins: 14,598 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Jim Lilly: 3,830

District 59

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Lawrence J. Pogemiller Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Sandra Burt Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Lawrence J. Pogemiller: 19,845 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sandra Burt: 4,619
Independent Independence Party Rahn V. Workcuff: 1,458

District 60

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • D. Scott Dibble Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Sam Adriaens Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party D. Scott Dibble: 29,770 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Sam Adriaens: 6,200

District 61

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Linda Berglin Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Mark Dolski Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Linda Berglin: 15,451 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Mark Dolski: 1,728
Independent Independence Party Lucky Rosenbloom: 1,151

District 62

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Patricia Torres Ray: 9,427 Approveda
  • Bob Larson, Sr.: 955
  • Kyla Baldwin-Zingler: 785
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Dan Mathias Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Patricia Torres Ray: 28,787 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Dan Mathias: 6,569

District 63

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dan Larson Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Ed Field Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dan Larson: 20,085 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Ed Field: 8,973

District 64

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Dick Cohen Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Christine Van Tassel Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Dick Cohen: 27,427 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Christine Van Tassel: 8,369

District 65

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Sandy Pappas Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Lori Windels Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Sandy Pappas: 14,866 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Lori Windels: 3,308
Independent Independence Party Bill Dahn: 1,361

District 66

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Ellen Anderson Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Warren Anderson {{approved}

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Ellen Anderson: 18,654 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Warren Anderson: 5,221

District 67

Democratic Party September 12 Democratic primary:
  • Curtis Morales: 888
  • Mee Moua: 2,573 Approveda
Republican Party September 12 GOP primary:
  • Rick Mulkern Approveda

November 7 General election candidates:

Democratic Party Mee Moua: 13,509 Green check mark transparent.png
Republican Party Rick Mulkern: 6,005

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