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The 25 legislative races to watch in Minnesota in 2016

The 2016 cycle will be unlike any Minnesota election in over a decade, but the messages voters hear might sound pretty familiar.

For the first time since 2004, there’s no statewide race — for U.S. Senate, the governor's office or constitutional offices — anchoring the top of the ticket. Instead, all 201 state legislators up for election this fall will be on the same ballot as the presidential contest between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Presidential races always give a big boost to races lower down on the ballot, but the Trump-Clinton matchup also has potential negatives for both parties in Minnesota. Trump, the Republican nominee, isn’t popular in the Twin Cities suburbs, where local Republicans are struggling to make gains. Likewise, Clinton isn't very popular in Greater Minnesota, where Democrats need to pick up more votes.

The stakes are high: Democrats control the Senate and the governor’s office and are hoping to win back the House, giving them complete control of government for the next two years. Republicans, who took over the state House in 2014, are fighting to maintain control of the chamber and win back a majority in the Senate.

Legislative campaign operatives on both sides hope their fate this fall isn’t directly tied to the presidential race, so they’re crafting a localized message. For Republicans, that means talking about many of the same issues as they did in 2014: MNsure, the problem-plagued healthcare insurance exchange; a metro-focused Democratic Party; and a need for balance in government. For their part, Democrats will talk about gridlock in government when Republicans are in power, including the 2011 government shutdown, back-to-back special session negotiations the last two sessions and a lack of movement on transportation funding.

And though all 201 seats across the state are on the ballot, only a handful will be truly competitive and provide any real opportunity for the parties to make gains.

In the House, Republicans hold a 73-61 majority, meaning Democrats need to pick up at least seven seats to take back control. Republicans see a few pickup opportunities in open seats in Rochester and Minnetonka,  where Democrats now in office are retiring, but they are mostly playing defense on the 10 Greater Minnesota seats and one suburban seat they picked up in 2014 to win a majority. Likewise, Democrats want to capitalize on a few open Republican-held seats and are setting up a handful of rematches and competitive races outstate to try and get a majority back.

In the Senate, Democrats hold a 39-28 majority, meaning Republicans need pick up at least six seats to win back control, and are focusing on seats that normally lean conservative but that the DFL managed to pick up in 2012. Democrats, meanwhile, hope to expand their majority by picking up a seat in an open race in St. Cloud and a competitive contest in Eden Prairie.

In an effort to sort this all out, MinnPost used election data and intel from campaign operatives in both parties to compile a list of 25 races — 15 in the House and 10 in the Senate — that could decide control of the Legislature this fall.

All 25 races to watch are displayed below. To more easily compare, contrast and explore the races, click the "Show only" links to toggle the various filters on and off.

State Senate District 2

Incumbent:
  • Rod Skoe (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Paul Utke (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.3 years
Median income$46,893
Percent white80%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Rod Skoe (DFL) 54.92%
Dennis Moser (R) 44.99%
State House District 2A, 2014:
Dave Hancock (R) 52.36%
Roger Erickson (DFL) 47.49%
State House District 2B, 2014:
Steve Green (R) 57.16%
David Sobieski (DFL) 42.77%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.86%
Obama (D)45.02%

State Senate District 3

Incumbent:
  • Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Jennifer L. Havlick (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age46.5 years
Median income$53,091
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) 64.59%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 35.24%
State House District 3A, 2014:
David Dill (DFL) 65.55%
Eric Johnson (R) 34.21%
State House District 3B, 2014:
Mary Murphy (DFL) 62.16%
Wade K. Fremling (R) 37.72%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.54%
Romney (R)40.06%

State Senate District 4

Incumbent:
  • Kent Eken (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • James Leiman (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.8 years
Median income$53,084
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Kent Eken (DFL) 52.17%
Phil Hansen (R) 47.70%
State House District 4A, 2014:
Ben Lien (DFL) 58.34%
Brian E. Gramer (R) 41.47%
State House District 4B, 2014:
Paul Marquart (DFL) 65.84%
Jared Laduke (R) 34.12%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)50.74%
Romney (R)46.73%

State Senate District 5

Incumbent:
  • Tom Saxhaug (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Justin Eichorn (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age42.2 years
Median income$44,607
Percent white85%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Tom Saxhaug (DFL) 52.33%
John Carlson (R) 47.56%
State House District 5A, 2014:
John Persell (DFL) 55.16%
Phillip Nelson (R) 44.74%
State House District 5B, 2014:
Tom Anzelc (DFL) 56.54%
Justin Eichorn (R) 43.33%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)50.52%
Romney (R)47.05%

State Senate District 6

Incumbent:
  • David J Tomassoni (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Skeeter Tomczak (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age46.2 years
Median income$45,087
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
David J. Tomassoni (DFL) 71.58%
Brandon D. Anderson (R) 28.32%
State House District 6A, 2014:
Carly Melin (DFL) 69.38%
Roger Weber (R) 30.39%
State House District 6B, 2014:
Jason Metsa (DFL) 64.11%
Matt Matasich (R) 35.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)62.26%
Romney (R)35.14%

State Senate District 7

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Donna Bergstrom (R)
  • Erik Simonson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age33.2 years
Median income$42,416
Percent white89%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Roger J. Reinert (DFL) 76.90%
Tyler Verry (R) 22.64%
State House District 7A, 2014:
Jennifer Schultz (DFL) 62.11%
Becky Hall (R) 33.28%
Kristine Osbakken (GP) 4.46%
State House District 7B, 2014:
Erik Simonson (DFL) 71.05%
Travis Silvers (R) 28.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)68.13%
Romney (R)28.89%

State Senate District 8

Incumbent:
  • Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Shawn Olson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age45.6 years
Median income$50,438
Percent white95%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 52.86%
Dan Skogen (DFL) 47.04%
State House District 8A, 2014:
Bud Nornes (R) 64.69%
Jim Miltich (DFL) 35.22%
State House District 8B, 2014:
Mary Franson (R) 58.41%
Jay Sieling (DFL) 41.36%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.32%
Obama (D)39.63%

State Senate District 9

Incumbent:
  • Paul Gazelka (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Jason Weinerman (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age42.6 years
Median income$46,843
Percent white95%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Paul Gazelka (R) 53.65%
Al Doty (DFL) 46.22%
State House District 9A, 2014:
Mark Anderson (R) 63.89%
Dan Bye (DFL) 36.02%
State House District 9B, 2014:
Ron Kresha (R) 56.42%
Al Doty (DFL) 43.53%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.17%
Obama (D)37.47%

State Senate District 10

Incumbent:
  • Carrie Ruud (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Tiffany Stenglein (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age45.5 years
Median income$47,263
Percent white95%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Carrie Ruud (R) 53.88%
Taylor Stevenson (DFL) 45.96%
State House District 10A, 2014:
Joshua Heintzeman (R) 53.37%
John Ward (DFL) 46.54%
State House District 10B, 2014:
Dale K Lueck (R) 51.86%
Joe Radinovich (DFL) 48%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.35%
Obama (D)43.51%

State Senate District 11

Incumbent:
  • Tony Lourey (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Michael Cummins (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.9 years
Median income$49,162
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Tony Lourey (DFL) 64.22%
Bill Saumer (R) 35.63%
State House District 11A, 2014:
Mike Sundin (DFL) 62.35%
Tim Hafvenstein (R) 37.55%
State House District 11B, 2014:
Jason Rarick (R) 53.67%
Tim Faust (DFL) 46.15%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)54.57%
Romney (R)42.86%

State Senate District 12

Incumbent:
  • Torrey Westrom (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Russ Hinrichs (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age42.8 years
Median income$52,896
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Torrey Westrom (R) 61.49%
John Schultz (DFL) 38.44%
State House District 12A, 2014:
Jeff Backer (R) 51.85%
Jay Mcnamar (DFL) 47.93%
State House District 12B, 2014:
Paul Anderson (R) 67.84%
Gordon (Gordy) Wagner (DFL) 32.1%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.48%
Obama (D)41.34%

State Senate District 13

Incumbent:
  • Michelle Fischbach (R) (First elected: 1996)
Challengers:
  • Michael Willemsen (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.4 years
Median income$62,638
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Michelle Fischbach (R) 63.53%
Peggy Boeck (DFL) 36.32%
State House District 13A, 2014:
Jeff Howe (R) 60.51%
Emily Jensen (DFL) 39.38%
State House District 13B, 2014:
Tim O'Driscoll (R) 97.48%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.04%
Obama (D)40.82%

State Senate District 15

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Chilah Brown (DFL)
  • Andrew Mathews (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.7 years
Median income$61,400
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dave Brown (R) 56.55%
Sally Knox (DFL) 43.31%
State House District 15A, 2014:
Sondra Erickson (R) 63.01%
James Rittenour (DFL) 36.8%
State House District 15B, 2014:
Jim Newberger (R) 63.93%
Brian Johnson (DFL) 35.95%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.18%
Obama (D)38.29%

State Senate District 16

Incumbent:
  • Gary Dahms (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • James Kanne (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.2 years
Median income$50,233
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Gary Dahms (R) 53.01%
Ted L. Suss (DFL) 46.87%
State House District 16A, 2014:
Chris Swedzinski (R) 61.72%
Laurie Driessen (DFL) 38.24%
State House District 16B, 2014:
Paul Torkelson (R) 64.94%
James Kanne (DFL) 34.95%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.83%
Obama (D)42.6%

State Senate District 17

Incumbent:
  • Lyle Koenen (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Andrew Lang (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age42 years
Median income$51,882
Percent white87%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Lyle Koenen (DFL) 55.40%
Joe Gimse (R) 44.46%
State House District 17A, 2014:
Tim Miller (R) 55.37%
Andrew Falk (DFL) 44.47%
State House District 17B, 2014:
Dave Baker (R) 50.66%
Mary Sawatzky (DFL) 49.27%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.88%
Obama (D)47.0%

State Senate District 18

Incumbent:
  • Scott J Newman (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Amy Wilde (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.1 years
Median income$55,530
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Scott J. Newman (R) 58.15%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 41.71%
State House District 18A, 2014:
Dean Urdahl (R) 67.22%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 32.43%
State House District 18B, 2014:
Glenn H. Gruenhagen (R) 63.94%
John Lipke (DFL) 35.88%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.97%
Obama (D)38.27%

State Senate District 19

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Nick Frentz (DFL)
  • Willa Dailey (R)
  • Shane Wernsing (LIB)
Map & Demographics
Median age30.1 years
Median income$51,602
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Kathy Sheran (DFL) 97.52%
State House District 19A, 2014:
Clark Johnson (DFL) 54.08%
Kim Spears (R) 45.78%
State House District 19B, 2014:
Jack Considine (DFL) 55.96%
Dave Kruse (R) 43.87%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)54.39%
Romney (R)42.31%

State Senate District 20

Incumbent:
  • Kevin L. Dahle (DFL) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Rich Draheim (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.9 years
Median income$69,035
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Kevin L. Dahle (DFL) 50.02%
Mike Dudley (R) 49.85%
State House District 20A, 2014:
Bob Vogel (R) 64.29%
Thomas Lofgren (DFL) 35.52%
State House District 20B, 2014:
David Bly (DFL) 57.97%
Dan Matejcek (R) 41.8%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.43%
Obama (D)47.12%

State Senate District 22

Incumbent:
  • Bill Weber (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Brian Abrahamson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.6 years
Median income$49,318
Percent white84%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bill Weber (R) 52.76%
Alan Oberloh (DFL) 47.11%
State House District 22A, 2014:
Joe Schomacker (R) 66.71%
Diana Slyter (DFL) 33.21%
State House District 22B, 2014:
Rod Hamilton (R) 66.19%
Cheryl Avenel-Navara (DFL) 33.72%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.35%
Obama (D)42.58%

State Senate District 23

Incumbent:
  • Julie Rosen (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Barbara Ann Lake (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.3 years
Median income$53,756
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Julie Ann Rosen (R) 63.97%
Paul Marquardt (DFL) 35.94%
State House District 23A, 2014:
Bob Gunther (R) 61.66%
Pat Bacon (DFL) 38.3%
State House District 23B, 2014:
Tony Cornish (R) 96.11%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.5%
Obama (D)42.99%

State Senate District 25

Incumbent:
  • David H. Senjem (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Dale Amorosia (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.3 years
Median income$71,743
Percent white85%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
David H. Senjem (R) 53.72%
Judy Ohly (DFL) 46.13%
State House District 25A, 2014:
Duane Quam (R) 96.24%
State House District 25B, 2014:
Kim Norton (DFL) 94.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)49.0%
Romney (R)48.17%

State Senate District 26

Incumbent:
  • Carla Nelson (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Rich Wright (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.2 years
Median income$63,786
Percent white82%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Carla Nelson (R) 55.62%
Kenneth R. Moen (DFL) 44.20%
State House District 26A, 2014:
Tina Liebling (DFL) 55.23%
Breanna Bly (R) 44.67%
State House District 26B, 2014:
Nels T. Pierson (R) 59.85%
Rich Wright (DFL) 40.03%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)50.17%
Romney (R)47.13%

State Senate District 27

Incumbent:
  • Dan Sparks (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Gene Dornink (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.7 years
Median income$47,072
Percent white86%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dan Sparks (DFL) 68.22%
Linden Anderson (R) 31.69%
State House District 27A, 2014:
Peggy Bennett (R) 53.04%
Shannon Savick (DFL) 39.93%
Thomas Keith Price (IP) 6.93%
State House District 27B, 2014:
Jeanne Poppe (DFL) 54.1%
Dennis Schminke (R) 45.8%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.43%
Romney (R)40.05%

State Senate District 28

Incumbent:
  • Jeremy Miller (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Jon Pieper (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age39 years
Median income$49,313
Percent white95%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Jeremy Miller (R) 57.12%
Jack Krage (DFL) 42.74%
State House District 28A, 2014:
Gene P Pelowski Jr (DFL) 62.7%
Lynae Hahn (R) 37.1%
State House District 28B, 2014:
Gregory M. Davids (R) 55.88%
Jon Pieper (DFL) 43.96%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.92%
Romney (R)43.43%

State Senate District 29

Incumbent:
  • Bruce Anderson (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Janice Holter Kittok (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.5 years
Median income$69,334
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bruce Anderson (R) 60.56%
Brian Doran (DFL) 39.25%
State House District 29A, 2014:
Joe Mcdonald (R) 96.8%
State House District 29B, 2014:
Marion O'Neill (R) 96.77%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.65%
Obama (D)38.85%

State Senate District 30

Incumbent:
  • Mary Kiffmeyer (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • P.J. LaCroix (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.6 years
Median income$81,201
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Mary Kiffmeyer (R) 62.41%
Paul Perovich (DFL) 37.45%
State House District 30A, 2014:
Nick Zerwas (R) 68.51%
Brenden Ellingboe (DFL) 31.35%
State House District 30B, 2014:
Eric Lucero (R) 67.75%
Sharon G. Shimek (DFL) 32.02%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.01%
Obama (D)37.9%

State Senate District 31

Incumbent:
  • Michelle Benson (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Ricky Englund (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.8 years
Median income$79,197
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Michelle Benson (R) 58.64%
Mike Starr (DFL) 41.24%
State House District 31A, 2014:
Kurt Daudt (R) 96.67%
State House District 31B, 2014:
Tom Hackbarth (R) 64.47%
Jd Holmquist (DFL) 35.39%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.7%
Obama (D)36.99%

State Senate District 32

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Tim Nelson (DFL)
  • Mark Koran (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.5 years
Median income$65,702
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Sean Nienow (R) 54.25%
Jeske Noordergraaf (DFL) 45.59%
State House District 32A, 2014:
Brian Johnson (R) 57.48%
Paul Gammel (DFL) 42.41%
State House District 32B, 2014:
Bob Barrett (R) 55.73%
Laurie J. Warner (DFL) 44.19%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.71%
Obama (D)41.89%

State Senate District 33

Incumbent:
  • David Osmek (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Jay Nygard (LIB)
  • Sherrie Pugh (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.7 years
Median income$93,564
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
David Osmek (R) 58.92%
Judy Rogosheske (DFL) 40.85%
State House District 33A, 2014:
Jerry Hertaus (R) 65.7%
Todd Mikkelson (DFL) 34.19%
State House District 33B, 2014:
Cindy Pugh (R) 61.22%
Paul Alegi (DFL) 38.69%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.39%
Obama (D)39.88%

State Senate District 34

Incumbent:
  • Warren Limmer (R) (First elected: 1995)
Challengers:
  • Bonnie Westlin (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.2 years
Median income$91,309
Percent white87%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Warren Limmer (R) 57.04%
Sharon Bahensky (DFL) 42.83%
State House District 34A, 2014:
Joyce Peppin (R) 97.05%
State House District 34B, 2014:
Dennis Smith (R) 56.36%
David B. Hoden (DFL) 43.54%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.63%
Obama (D)43.51%

State Senate District 35

Incumbent:
  • Jim Abeler (R) (First elected: 2016)
Challengers:
  • Roger Johnson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.9 years
Median income$76,259
Percent white89%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Branden Petersen (R) 54.21%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 45.63%
State House District 35A, 2014:
Abigail Whelan (R) 59.95%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 39.86%
State House District 35B, 2014:
Peggy Scott (R) 65.97%
Sam Beard (DFL) 33.94%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.84%
Obama (D)42.96%

State Senate District 38

Incumbent:
  • Roger Chamberlain (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Pat Davern (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.1 years
Median income$81,645
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Roger Chamberlain (R) 53.22%
Timothy Henderson (DFL) 46.59%
State House District 38A, 2014:
Linda Runbeck (R) 62.19%
Pat Davern (DFL) 37.71%
State House District 38B, 2014:
Matt Dean (R) 56.07%
Greg M. Pariseau (DFL) 43.8%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.71%
Obama (D)45.19%

State Senate District 39

Incumbent:
  • Karin Housley (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Sten Hakanson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age42.6 years
Median income$79,420
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Karin Housley (R) 50.62%
Julie Bunn (DFL) 49.25%
State House District 39A, 2014:
Bob Dettmer (R) 58.02%
Tim Stender (DFL) 41.91%
State House District 39B, 2014:
Kathy Lohmer (R) 54.56%
Tom Degree (DFL) 45.37%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.78%
Obama (D)46.3%

State Senate District 40

Incumbent:
  • Chris Eaton (DFL) (First elected: 2011)
Challengers:
  • Robert Marvin (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age31.3 years
Median income$47,211
Percent white42%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Chris Eaton (DFL) 96.93%
State House District 40A, 2014:
Michael Nelson (DFL) 64.85%
Charles (Chuck) Sutphen (R) 34.94%
State House District 40B, 2014:
Debra Hilstrom (DFL) 67.36%
Mali Marvin (R) 32.45%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)68.91%
Romney (R)28.97%

State Senate District 41

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Gary R. Johnson (R)
  • Carolyn Laine (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.6 years
Median income$53,924
Percent white71%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Barb Goodwin (DFL) 62.82%
Gina Bauman (R) 36.95%
State House District 41A, 2014:
Connie Bernardy (DFL) 60.16%
Jeff Phillips (R) 39.68%
State House District 41B, 2014:
Carolyn Laine (DFL) 57.38%
Camden Pike (R) 29.29%
Tim Utz (CP) 13.27%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)60.71%
Romney (R)36.69%

State Senate District 42

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Jason "Ike" Isaacson (DFL)
  • Candy Sina (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.9 years
Median income$69,665
Percent white81%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bev Scalze (DFL) 55.57%
April King (R) 44.27%
State House District 42A, 2014:
Barb Yarusso (DFL) 50.55%
Randy Jessup (R) 49.28%
State House District 42B, 2014:
Jason "Ike" Isaacson (DFL) 52.3%
Heidi Gunderson (R) 47.55%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.95%
Romney (R)43.74%

State Senate District 43

Incumbent:
  • Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) (First elected: 1996)
Challengers:
  • Chris Belflower (IP)
  • Bob Zick (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.6 years
Median income$62,845
Percent white76%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) 62.25%
Duane E. (Swede) Johnson (R) 37.53%
State House District 43A, 2014:
Peter M Fischer (DFL) 50.64%
Stacey Stout (R) 49.14%
State House District 43B, 2014:
Leon M. Lillie (DFL) 58.08%
Justice B. Whitethorn (R) 41.75%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.81%
Romney (R)41.01%

State Senate District 45

Incumbent:
  • Ann H. Rest (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Roxana Bruins (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.6 years
Median income$59,295
Percent white74%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Ann H. Rest (DFL) 65.45%
Blair Tremere (R) 34.40%
State House District 45A, 2014:
Lyndon R. Carlson (DFL) 56.52%
Richard Lieberman (R) 43.28%
State House District 45B, 2014:
Mike Freiberg (DFL) 66.94%
Alma J. Wetzker (R) 32.89%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)61.18%
Romney (R)36.34%

State Senate District 46

Incumbent:
  • Ron Latz (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.7 years
Median income$63,401
Percent white75%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Ron Latz (DFL) 66.82%
Paul Scofield (R) 32.97%
State House District 46A, 2014:
Ryan Winkler (DFL) 66.17%
Timothy O. Manthey (R) 33.66%
State House District 46B, 2014:
Cheryl Youakim (DFL) 68.5%
Bryan P. Björnson (R) 31.3%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)64.81%
Romney (R)32.76%

State Senate District 47

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Darryl Scarborough (DFL)
  • Scott Jensen (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.7 years
Median income$83,257
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Julianne Ortman (R) 63.76%
James F. Weygand (DFL) 35.96%
State House District 47A, 2014:
Jim Nash (R) 67.63%
Matthew W. Gieseke (DFL) 32.08%
State House District 47B, 2014:
Joe Hoppe (R) 97.18%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.46%
Obama (D)38.62%

State Senate District 49

Incumbent:
  • Melisa Franzen (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Mike Lehmann (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age44.8 years
Median income$82,007
Percent white84%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Melisa Franzen (DFL) 52.74%
Keith Downey (R) 47.15%
State House District 49A, 2014:
Ron Erhardt (DFL) 51.38%
Dario Anselmo (R) 48.55%
State House District 49B, 2014:
Paul Rosenthal (DFL) 52.8%
Barb Sutter (R) 47.11%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.27%
Romney (R)46.34%

State Senate District 50

Incumbent:
  • Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Kirsten Johnson (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.4 years
Median income$55,575
Percent white68%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (DFL) 60.85%
Vern Wilcox (R) 38.95%
State House District 50A, 2014:
Linda Slocum (DFL) 64.72%
Dean Mumbleau (R) 35.11%
State House District 50B, 2014:
Ann Lenczewski (DFL) 65.6%
Zavier Bicott (R) 34.24%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.96%
Romney (R)37.58%

State Senate District 51

Incumbent:
  • Jim Carlson (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Victor Lake (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.6 years
Median income$77,109
Percent white76%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Jim Carlson (DFL) 53.09%
Ted Daley (R) 46.73%
State House District 51A, 2014:
Sandra Masin (DFL) 51.47%
Andrea Todd-Harlin (R) 48.34%
State House District 51B, 2014:
Laurie Halverson (DFL) 51.09%
Jen Wilson (R) 48.8%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.23%
Romney (R)44.55%

State Senate District 52

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Mark Misukanis (R)
  • Matt Klein (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.8 years
Median income$62,900
Percent white78%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
James Metzen (DFL) 62.00%
Dwight Rabuse (R) 37.78%
State House District 52A, 2014:
Rick Hansen (DFL) 59.38%
Joe Blum (R) 40.46%
State House District 52B, 2014:
Joe Atkins (DFL) 64.47%
Don Lee (R) 35.45%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.64%
Romney (R)42.16%

State Senate District 54

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Dan Schoen (DFL)
  • Leilani Holmstadt (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.4 years
Median income$70,926
Percent white86%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Katie Sieben (DFL) 63.80%
Janis Quinlan (R) 36.05%
State House District 54A, 2014:
Dan Schoen (DFL) 55.52%
Matthew Kowalski (R) 44.35%
State House District 54B, 2014:
Denny Mcnamara (R) 60.54%
Donald Slaten (DFL) 39.32%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.31%
Romney (R)45.15%

State Senate District 55

Incumbent:
  • Eric Pratt (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Ali C. Ali (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35 years
Median income$86,374
Percent white81%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Eric Pratt (R) 55.11%
Kathy Busch (DFL) 44.75%
State House District 55A, 2014:
Bob Loonan (R) 56.75%
Jay C. Whiting (DFL) 38.76%
Derek Thury (IP) 4.41%
State House District 55B, 2014:
Tony Albright (R) 61%
Kevin Burkart (DFL) 35.65%
Josh D. Ondich (IP) 3.33%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.08%
Obama (D)41.67%

State Senate District 56

Incumbent:
  • Dan Hall (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Phillip M. Sterner (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.1 years
Median income$75,637
Percent white77%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dan Hall (R) 53.92%
Leon Thurman (DFL) 45.90%
State House District 56A, 2014:
Drew Christensen (R) 55.81%
Dan Kimmel (DFL) 44.01%
State House District 56B, 2014:
Roz Peterson (R) 53.99%
Will Morgan (DFL) 45.83%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.71%
Obama (D)48.09%

State Senate District 58

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Matt Little (DFL)
  • Tim Pitcher (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.3 years
Median income$90,483
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dave Thompson (R) 57.60%
Andrew Brobston (DFL) 42.28%
State House District 58A, 2014:
Jon Koznick (R) 55.28%
Amy Willingham (DFL) 44.63%
State House District 58B, 2014:
Pat Garofalo (R) 63.85%
Marla Vagts (DFL) 36.02%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.73%
Obama (D)42.24%

State Senate District 59

Incumbent:
  • Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Jennifer Carnahan (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age30.4 years
Median income$42,539
Percent white38%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) 82.02%
Jim Lilly (R) 17.54%
State House District 59A, 2014:
Joe Mullery (DFL) 81.98%
Fred Statema (R) 17.24%
State House District 59B, 2014:
Raymond Dehn (DFL) 78.1%
Margaret E. Martin (R) 21.42%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)82.05%
Romney (R)15.62%

State Senate District 60

Incumbent:
  • Kari Dziedzic (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Martin J Super (LMN)
Map & Demographics
Median age27.5 years
Median income$39,210
Percent white65%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Kari Dziedzic (DFL) 77.06%
Mark Lazarchic (R) 17.00%
Rahn V. Workcuff (IP) 5.52%
State House District 60A, 2014:
Diane Loeffler (DFL) 82.42%
Brent Millsop (R) 17.24%
State House District 60B, 2014:
Phyllis Kahn (DFL) 76.89%
Abdimalik Askar (R) 22.34%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)76.55%
Romney (R)18.83%

State Senate District 61

Incumbent:
  • Scott Dibble (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Bob "Again" Carney Jr. (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.4 years
Median income$72,942
Percent white84%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Scott Dibble (DFL) 98.08%
State House District 61A, 2014:
Frank Hornstein (DFL) 80.79%
Frank Taylor (R) 18.96%
State House District 61B, 2014:
Paul Thissen (DFL) 80.94%
Tom Gallagher (R) 18.92%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.96%
Romney (R)19.61%

State Senate District 62

Incumbent:
  • Jeff Hayden (DFL) (First elected: 2011)
Challengers:
  • Bruce Lundeen (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age30.6 years
Median income$38,894
Percent white45%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Jeff Hayden (DFL) 86.84%
Eric Blair (IP) 12.70%
State House District 62A, 2014:
Karen Clark (DFL) 82.13%
Yolandita Colón (IP) 9.57%
Bruce Lundeen (R) 8.05%
State House District 62B, 2014:
Susan Allen (DFL) 88.66%
Julie Hanson (R) 10.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)86.42%
Romney (R)9.68%

State Senate District 63

Incumbent:
  • Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Ron Moey (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.4 years
Median income$63,319
Percent white74%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) 80.81%
Patrick Marron (R) 18.93%
State House District 63A, 2014:
Jim Davnie (DFL) 86.44%
Kyle Bragg (R) 13.21%
State House District 63B, 2014:
Jean Wagenius (DFL) 75.06%
Andres Hortillosa (R) 24.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)78.13%
Romney (R)19.07%

State Senate District 64

Incumbent:
  • Dick Cohen (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Ian Baird (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.4 years
Median income$61,095
Percent white80%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Dick Cohen (DFL) 69.67%
Sharon Anderson (R) 19.14%
Scott Larson (IND) 10.97%
State House District 64A, 2014:
Erin Murphy (DFL) 81.21%
Andrew Brown (R) 18.52%
State House District 64B, 2014:
Dave Pinto (DFL) 73.49%
Daniel Surman (R) 26.25%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)73.42%
Romney (R)23.84%

State Senate District 65

Incumbent:
  • Sandy Pappas (DFL) (First elected: 1990)
Challengers:
  • Jason Delmont (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age31.2 years
Median income$39,009
Percent white47%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Sandy Pappas (DFL) 81.72%
Rick Karschnia (R) 17.91%
State House District 65A, 2014:
Rena Moran (DFL) 71.2%
Anthony Meschke (R) 14.59%
Lena Buggs (GP) 14.06%
State House District 65B, 2014:
Carlos Mariani (DFL) 77.54%
Anthony "Tony" Athen (R) 21.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)80.21%
Romney (R)16.75%

State Senate District 66

Incumbent:
  • John Marty (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Carolyn Jass (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age32.2 years
Median income$53,642
Percent white62%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
John Marty (DFL) 73.82%
Wayde Brooks (R) 25.87%
State House District 66A, 2014:
Alice Hausman (DFL) 67.09%
Jon Heyer (R) 32.76%
State House District 66B, 2014:
John Lesch (DFL) 76.41%
Lizz Paulson (R) 23.06%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)70.92%
Romney (R)26.5%

State Senate District 67

Incumbent:
  • Foung Hawj (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Krysia Weidell (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age29.6 years
Median income$44,904
Percent white40%
Past election results
This district, 2012:
Foung Hawj (DFL) 72.46%
Mike Capistrant (R) 27.11%
State House District 67A, 2014:
Tim Mahoney (DFL) 72.43%
Andrew Livingston (R) 27.26%
State House District 67B, 2014:
Sheldon Johnson (DFL) 72.82%
John T. Quinn (R) 26.79%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)75.09%
Romney (R)22.33%

State House District 1A

Incumbent:
  • Dan Fabian (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • George Nyakasi Bass (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.9 years
Median income$50,148
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dan Fabian (R) 67.09%
Bruce Patterson (DFL) 32.82%
State Senate District 1, 2012:
Leroy Stumpf (DFL) 60.59%
Steve Nordhagen (R) 39.33%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.33%
Obama (D)42.98%

State House District 1B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Michael "Mike" Moore (DFL)
  • Debra (Deb) Kiel (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age40 years
Median income$51,338
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Debra (Deb) Kiel (R) 55.61%
Eric Bergeson (DFL) 44.34%
State Senate District 1, 2012:
Leroy Stumpf (DFL) 60.59%
Steve Nordhagen (R) 39.33%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.73%
Obama (D)45.93%

State House District 2B

Incumbent:
  • Steve Green (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Bryan Klabunde (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age42.6 years
Median income$45,839
Percent white82%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Steve Green (R) 57.16%
David Sobieski (DFL) 42.77%
State Senate District 2, 2012:
Rod Skoe (DFL) 54.92%
Dennis Moser (R) 44.99%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.91%
Obama (D)42.06%

State House District 3A

Incumbent:
  • Rob Ecklund (DFL) (First elected: 2015)
Challengers:
  • Tom Long (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age50.4 years
Median income$46,279
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
David Dill (DFL) 65.55%
Eric Johnson (R) 34.21%
State Senate District 3, 2012:
Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) 64.59%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 35.24%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.06%
Romney (R)42.16%

State House District 3B

Incumbent:
  • Mary Murphy (DFL) (First elected: 1976)
Challengers:
  • Timothy Brandon (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age42.3 years
Median income$62,558
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mary Murphy (DFL) 62.16%
Wade K. Fremling (R) 37.72%
State Senate District 3, 2012:
Thomas (Tom) Bakk (DFL) 64.59%
Jennifer Havlick (R) 35.24%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.98%
Romney (R)37.98%

State House District 4A

Incumbent:
  • Ben Lien (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Jordan Idso (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age29.2 years
Median income$52,188
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Ben Lien (DFL) 58.34%
Brian E. Gramer (R) 41.47%
State Senate District 4, 2012:
Kent Eken (DFL) 52.17%
Phil Hansen (R) 47.70%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.08%
Romney (R)42.13%

State House District 4B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Marquart (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Ben Grimsley (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.4 years
Median income$53,619
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Marquart (DFL) 65.84%
Jared Laduke (R) 34.12%
State Senate District 4, 2012:
Kent Eken (DFL) 52.17%
Phil Hansen (R) 47.70%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.23%
Obama (D)46.49%

State House District 5A

Incumbent:
  • John Persell (DFL) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Matt Bliss (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.4 years
Median income$42,018
Percent white76%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
John Persell (DFL) 55.16%
Phillip Nelson (R) 44.74%
State Senate District 5, 2012:
Tom Saxhaug (DFL) 52.33%
John Carlson (R) 47.56%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.82%
Romney (R)45.62%

State House District 6A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Julie Sandstede (DFL)
  • Robert (Rob) Farnsworth (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age44.7 years
Median income$43,036
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Carly Melin (DFL) 69.38%
Roger Weber (R) 30.39%
State Senate District 6, 2012:
David J. Tomassoni (DFL) 71.58%
Brandon D. Anderson (R) 28.32%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)62.96%
Romney (R)34.44%

State House District 6B

Incumbent:
  • Jason I. Metsa (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Matt Matasich (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age47.4 years
Median income$46,724
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jason Metsa (DFL) 64.11%
Matt Matasich (R) 35.73%
State Senate District 6, 2012:
David J. Tomassoni (DFL) 71.58%
Brandon D. Anderson (R) 28.32%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)61.62%
Romney (R)35.78%

State House District 7A

Incumbent:
  • Jennifer Schultz (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Dylan C. Raddant (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age29.4 years
Median income$46,550
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jennifer Schultz (DFL) 62.11%
Becky Hall (R) 33.28%
Kristine Osbakken (GP) 4.46%
State Senate District 7, 2012:
Roger J. Reinert (DFL) 76.90%
Tyler Verry (R) 22.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)66.77%
Romney (R)30.11%

State House District 7B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Liz Olson (DFL)
  • Cody Barringer (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36 years
Median income$38,834
Percent white89%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Erik Simonson (DFL) 71.05%
Travis Silvers (R) 28.64%
State Senate District 7, 2012:
Roger J. Reinert (DFL) 76.90%
Tyler Verry (R) 22.64%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)69.65%
Romney (R)27.5%

State House District 8A

Incumbent:
  • Bud Nornes (R) (First elected: 1996)
Challengers:
  • C. J. Holl (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age46.5 years
Median income$51,738
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bud Nornes (R) 64.69%
Jim Miltich (DFL) 35.22%
State Senate District 8, 2012:
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 52.86%
Dan Skogen (DFL) 47.04%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.9%
Obama (D)39.2%

State House District 8B

Incumbent:
  • Mary Franson (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Gail Kulp (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age44.7 years
Median income$49,150
Percent white97%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mary Franson (R) 58.41%
Jay Sieling (DFL) 41.36%
State Senate District 8, 2012:
Bill Ingebrigtsen (R) 52.86%
Dan Skogen (DFL) 47.04%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.76%
Obama (D)40.08%

State House District 9A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Megg Litts (DFL)
  • John M. Poston (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.6 years
Median income$46,225
Percent white96%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mark Anderson (R) 63.89%
Dan Bye (DFL) 36.02%
State Senate District 9, 2012:
Paul Gazelka (R) 53.65%
Al Doty (DFL) 46.22%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.12%
Obama (D)37.47%

State House District 9B

Incumbent:
  • Ron Kresha (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Dustin Simmonds (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.5 years
Median income$47,598
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Ron Kresha (R) 56.42%
Al Doty (DFL) 43.53%
State Senate District 9, 2012:
Paul Gazelka (R) 53.65%
Al Doty (DFL) 46.22%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.22%
Obama (D)37.48%

State House District 10A

Incumbent:
  • Josh Heintzeman (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Quinn Nystrom (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.2 years
Median income$48,884
Percent white96%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joshua Heintzeman (R) 53.37%
John Ward (DFL) 46.54%
State Senate District 10, 2012:
Carrie Ruud (R) 53.88%
Taylor Stevenson (DFL) 45.96%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.26%
Obama (D)42.52%

State House District 11A

Incumbent:
  • Mike Sundin (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Mike Line (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.2 years
Median income$53,881
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mike Sundin (DFL) 62.35%
Tim Hafvenstein (R) 37.55%
State Senate District 11, 2012:
Tony Lourey (DFL) 64.22%
Bill Saumer (R) 35.63%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)61.93%
Romney (R)35.64%

State House District 12B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Anderson (R) (First elected: 2008)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.8 years
Median income$54,753
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Anderson (R) 67.84%
Gordon (Gordy) Wagner (DFL) 32.1%
State Senate District 12, 2012:
Torrey Westrom (R) 61.49%
John Schultz (DFL) 38.44%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)61.8%
Obama (D)36.21%

State House District 13A

Incumbent:
  • Jeff Howe (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Anne Buckvold (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.8 years
Median income$60,500
Percent white95%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jeff Howe (R) 60.51%
Emily Jensen (DFL) 39.38%
State Senate District 13, 2012:
Michelle Fischbach (R) 63.53%
Peggy Boeck (DFL) 36.32%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.89%
Obama (D)41.08%

State House District 13B

Incumbent:
  • Tim O'Driscoll (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Matthew Crouse (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.9 years
Median income$64,249
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tim O'Driscoll (R) 97.48%
State Senate District 13, 2012:
Michelle Fischbach (R) 63.53%
Peggy Boeck (DFL) 36.32%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.19%
Obama (D)40.55%

State House District 14A

Incumbent:
  • Tama Theis (R) (First elected: 2013)
Challengers:
  • Aric Putnam (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age31.8 years
Median income$52,577
Percent white84%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tama Theis (R) 54.9%
Dan Wolgamott (DFL) 44.96%
State Senate District 14, 2012:
John Pederson (R) 52.47%
Jerry Mccarter (DFL) 47.27%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.04%
Obama (D)47.51%

State House District 15A

Incumbent:
  • Sondra Erickson (R) (First elected: 1998)
Challengers:
  • Kent Lestrud (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.6 years
Median income$53,370
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Sondra Erickson (R) 63.01%
James Rittenour (DFL) 36.8%
State Senate District 15, 2012:
Dave Brown (R) 56.55%
Sally Knox (DFL) 43.31%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.46%
Obama (D)42.08%

State House District 15B

Incumbent:
  • Jim Newberger (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Karla Scapanski (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.6 years
Median income$72,051
Percent white97%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jim Newberger (R) 63.93%
Brian Johnson (DFL) 35.95%
State Senate District 15, 2012:
Dave Brown (R) 56.55%
Sally Knox (DFL) 43.31%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.64%
Obama (D)34.76%

State House District 16A

Incumbent:
  • Chris Swedzinski (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Al Kruse (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.1 years
Median income$51,255
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Chris Swedzinski (R) 61.72%
Laurie Driessen (DFL) 38.24%
State Senate District 16, 2012:
Gary Dahms (R) 53.01%
Ted L. Suss (DFL) 46.87%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.13%
Obama (D)45.36%

State House District 16B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Torkelson (R) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Austin Grossenburg (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.3 years
Median income$49,071
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Torkelson (R) 64.94%
James Kanne (DFL) 34.95%
State Senate District 16, 2012:
Gary Dahms (R) 53.01%
Ted L. Suss (DFL) 46.87%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.42%
Obama (D)39.94%

State House District 18A

Incumbent:
  • Dean Urdahl (R) (First elected: 2002)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.7 years
Median income$54,915
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dean Urdahl (R) 67.22%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 32.43%
State Senate District 18, 2012:
Scott J. Newman (R) 58.15%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 41.71%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.59%
Obama (D)39.63%

State House District 18B

Incumbent:
  • Glenn Gruenhagen (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Darrel H. Mosel (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.6 years
Median income$56,025
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Glenn H. Gruenhagen (R) 63.94%
John Lipke (DFL) 35.88%
State Senate District 18, 2012:
Scott J. Newman (R) 58.15%
Steven Schiroo (DFL) 41.71%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)60.41%
Obama (D)36.88%

State House District 19A

Incumbent:
  • Clark Johnson (DFL) (First elected: 2013)
Challengers:
  • Kim Spears (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.9 years
Median income$59,209
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Clark Johnson (DFL) 54.08%
Kim Spears (R) 45.78%
State Senate District 19, 2012:
Kathy Sheran (DFL) 97.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.25%
Romney (R)44.87%

State House District 19B

Incumbent:
  • Jack Considine (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Adam Isakson (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age26.3 years
Median income$44,518
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jack Considine (DFL) 55.96%
Dave Kruse (R) 43.87%
State Senate District 19, 2012:
Kathy Sheran (DFL) 97.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.63%
Romney (R)39.62%

State House District 20A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Vogel (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Jim Connelly (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.4 years
Median income$71,275
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Vogel (R) 64.29%
Thomas Lofgren (DFL) 35.52%
State Senate District 20, 2012:
Kevin L. Dahle (DFL) 50.02%
Mike Dudley (R) 49.85%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.5%
Obama (D)40.23%

State House District 20B

Incumbent:
  • David Bly (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Aramis Wells (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age33.5 years
Median income$65,848
Percent white89%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
David Bly (DFL) 57.97%
Dan Matejcek (R) 41.8%
State Senate District 20, 2012:
Kevin L. Dahle (DFL) 50.02%
Mike Dudley (R) 49.85%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.79%
Romney (R)43.58%

State House District 21B

Incumbent:
  • Steve Drazkowski (R) (First elected: 2007)
Challengers:
  • Elise Diesslin (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.3 years
Median income$58,500
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Steve Drazkowski (R) 63.33%
M.A. Schneider (DFL) 36.38%
State Senate District 21, 2012:
Matt Schmit (DFL) 52.43%
John Howe (R) 47.44%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.64%
Obama (D)43.9%

State House District 22A

Incumbent:
  • Joe Schomacker (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Laura Woods (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age44.2 years
Median income$49,525
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Schomacker (R) 66.71%
Diana Slyter (DFL) 33.21%
State Senate District 22, 2012:
Bill Weber (R) 52.76%
Alan Oberloh (DFL) 47.11%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.33%
Obama (D)41.42%

State House District 22B

Incumbent:
  • Rod Hamilton (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Kirby G. Kruse (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.2 years
Median income$49,102
Percent white75%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Rod Hamilton (R) 66.19%
Cheryl Avenel-Navara (DFL) 33.72%
State Senate District 22, 2012:
Bill Weber (R) 52.76%
Alan Oberloh (DFL) 47.11%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.23%
Obama (D)43.93%

State House District 23A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Gunther (R) (First elected: 1995)
Challengers:
  • Zac Huntley (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age45.9 years
Median income$50,529
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Gunther (R) 61.66%
Pat Bacon (DFL) 38.3%
State Senate District 23, 2012:
Julie Ann Rosen (R) 63.97%
Paul Marquardt (DFL) 35.94%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.62%
Obama (D)38.94%

State House District 23B

Incumbent:
  • Tony Cornish (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Josh Haseman (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.8 years
Median income$57,107
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tony Cornish (R) 96.11%
State Senate District 23, 2012:
Julie Ann Rosen (R) 63.97%
Paul Marquardt (DFL) 35.94%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.34%
Obama (D)47.09%

State House District 24A

Incumbent:
  • John Petersburg (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Bev Cashman (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.7 years
Median income$53,138
Percent white87%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
John Petersburg (R) 54.73%
Beverly Cashman (DFL) 45.21%
State Senate District 24, 2012:
Vicki Jensen (DFL) 52.60%
Vern Swedin (R) 47.23%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.95%
Obama (D)45.43%

State House District 25A

Incumbent:
  • Duane Quam (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Linda "Wally" Walbruch (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.7 years
Median income$80,407
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Duane Quam (R) 96.24%
State Senate District 25, 2012:
David H. Senjem (R) 53.72%
Judy Ohly (DFL) 46.13%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.08%
Obama (D)45.03%

State House District 26A

Incumbent:
  • Tina Liebling (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Will Waggoner (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.3 years
Median income$50,302
Percent white73%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tina Liebling (DFL) 55.23%
Breanna Bly (R) 44.67%
State Senate District 26, 2012:
Carla Nelson (R) 55.62%
Kenneth R. Moen (DFL) 44.20%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.34%
Romney (R)39.57%

State House District 26B

Incumbent:
  • Nels T. Pierson (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • John Wayne Austinson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.9 years
Median income$83,761
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Nels T. Pierson (R) 59.85%
Rich Wright (DFL) 40.03%
State Senate District 26, 2012:
Carla Nelson (R) 55.62%
Kenneth R. Moen (DFL) 44.20%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.35%
Obama (D)44.27%

State House District 27B

Incumbent:
  • Jeanne Poppe (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Dennis R. Schminke (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age39 years
Median income$47,979
Percent white83%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jeanne Poppe (DFL) 54.1%
Dennis Schminke (R) 45.8%
State Senate District 27, 2012:
Dan Sparks (DFL) 68.22%
Linden Anderson (R) 31.69%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.71%
Romney (R)37.7%

State House District 28A

Incumbent:
  • Gene Pelowski Jr. (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Adam Pace (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age33 years
Median income$45,996
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Gene P Pelowski Jr (DFL) 62.7%
Lynae Hahn (R) 37.1%
State Senate District 28, 2012:
Jeremy Miller (R) 57.12%
Jack Krage (DFL) 42.74%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.34%
Romney (R)40.62%

State House District 28B

Incumbent:
  • Gregory M. Davids (R) (First elected: 1991)
Challengers:
  • Thomas Trehus (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.9 years
Median income$52,253
Percent white97%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Gregory M. Davids (R) 55.88%
Jon Pieper (DFL) 43.96%
State Senate District 28, 2012:
Jeremy Miller (R) 57.12%
Jack Krage (DFL) 42.74%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.52%
Romney (R)46.23%

State House District 29A

Incumbent:
  • Joseph McDonald (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Cortney Phillips (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38 years
Median income$68,450
Percent white96%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Mcdonald (R) 96.8%
State Senate District 29, 2012:
Bruce Anderson (R) 60.56%
Brian Doran (DFL) 39.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.95%
Obama (D)37.56%

State House District 29B

Incumbent:
  • Marion O'Neill (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Steve Kilburn (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.9 years
Median income$70,027
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Marion O'Neill (R) 96.77%
State Senate District 29, 2012:
Bruce Anderson (R) 60.56%
Brian Doran (DFL) 39.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.25%
Obama (D)40.25%

State House District 30A

Incumbent:
  • Nick Zerwas (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Sarah Hamlin (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.2 years
Median income$74,465
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Nick Zerwas (R) 68.51%
Brenden Ellingboe (DFL) 31.35%
State Senate District 30, 2012:
Mary Kiffmeyer (R) 62.41%
Paul Perovich (DFL) 37.45%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)58.35%
Obama (D)39.45%

State House District 30B

Incumbent:
  • Eric Lucero (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Margaret Fernandez (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age33.8 years
Median income$87,561
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Eric Lucero (R) 67.75%
Sharon G. Shimek (DFL) 32.02%
State Senate District 30, 2012:
Mary Kiffmeyer (R) 62.41%
Paul Perovich (DFL) 37.45%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)61.63%
Obama (D)36.4%

State House District 31A

Incumbent:
  • Kurt Daudt (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Sarah Udvig (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.1 years
Median income$73,049
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Kurt Daudt (R) 96.67%
State Senate District 31, 2012:
Michelle Benson (R) 58.64%
Mike Starr (DFL) 41.24%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.2%
Obama (D)35.44%

State House District 31B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Cal (Calvin) K. Bahr (R)
  • Susan Larson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.5 years
Median income$84,951
Percent white95%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tom Hackbarth (R) 64.47%
Jd Holmquist (DFL) 35.39%
State Senate District 31, 2012:
Michelle Benson (R) 58.64%
Mike Starr (DFL) 41.24%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.29%
Obama (D)38.42%

State House District 32A

Incumbent:
  • Brian Johnson (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Paul Gammel (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38 years
Median income$57,853
Percent white94%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Brian Johnson (R) 57.48%
Paul Gammel (DFL) 42.41%
State Senate District 32, 2012:
Sean Nienow (R) 54.25%
Jeske Noordergraaf (DFL) 45.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.61%
Obama (D)40.89%

State House District 32B

Incumbent:
  • Bob Barrett (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Laurie J. Warner (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.1 years
Median income$71,790
Percent white95%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Barrett (R) 55.73%
Laurie J. Warner (DFL) 44.19%
State Senate District 32, 2012:
Sean Nienow (R) 54.25%
Jeske Noordergraaf (DFL) 45.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.88%
Obama (D)42.83%

State House District 33A

Incumbent:
  • Jerry Hertaus (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Norrie Thomas (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age44.1 years
Median income$95,238
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jerry Hertaus (R) 65.7%
Todd Mikkelson (DFL) 34.19%
State Senate District 33, 2012:
David Osmek (R) 58.92%
Judy Rogosheske (DFL) 40.85%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.26%
Obama (D)36.13%

State House District 33B

Incumbent:
  • Cindy Pugh (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Brad Brothen (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.4 years
Median income$91,858
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Cindy Pugh (R) 61.22%
Paul Alegi (DFL) 38.69%
State Senate District 33, 2012:
David Osmek (R) 58.92%
Judy Rogosheske (DFL) 40.85%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)54.54%
Obama (D)43.61%

State House District 34A

Incumbent:
  • Joyce Peppin (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Dave Craig (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.9 years
Median income$99,429
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joyce Peppin (R) 97.05%
State Senate District 34, 2012:
Warren Limmer (R) 57.04%
Sharon Bahensky (DFL) 42.83%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.94%
Obama (D)40.22%

State House District 34B

Incumbent:
  • Dennis Smith (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Kristin Bahner (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.6 years
Median income$84,961
Percent white85%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dennis Smith (R) 56.36%
David B. Hoden (DFL) 43.54%
State Senate District 34, 2012:
Warren Limmer (R) 57.04%
Sharon Bahensky (DFL) 42.83%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.47%
Obama (D)46.66%

State House District 35A

Incumbent:
  • Abigail Whelan (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Andy Hillebregt (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.7 years
Median income$66,395
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Abigail Whelan (R) 59.95%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 39.86%
State Senate District 35, 2012:
Branden Petersen (R) 54.21%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 45.63%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)52.11%
Obama (D)45.21%

State House District 35B

Incumbent:
  • Peggy Scott (R) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Wes Volkenant (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.1 years
Median income$88,966
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Peggy Scott (R) 65.97%
Sam Beard (DFL) 33.94%
State Senate District 35, 2012:
Branden Petersen (R) 54.21%
Peter Perovich (DFL) 45.63%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)57.33%
Obama (D)40.92%

State House District 36A

Incumbent:
  • Mark W. Uglem (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Kevin Parker (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.8 years
Median income$77,944
Percent white86%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mark W. Uglem (R) 58.95%
Jefferson Fietek (DFL) 40.92%
State Senate District 36, 2012:
John Hoffman (DFL) 53.10%
Benjamin Kruse (R) 46.71%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.26%
Obama (D)48.37%

State House District 36B

Incumbent:
  • Melissa Hortman (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Peter Crema (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.1 years
Median income$76,633
Percent white68%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Melissa Hortman (DFL) 51.9%
Peter Crema (R) 48%
State Senate District 36, 2012:
John Hoffman (DFL) 53.10%
Benjamin Kruse (R) 46.71%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.22%
Romney (R)44.98%

State House District 37A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Erin Koegel (DFL)
  • Anthony Wilder (R)
  • Brian McCormick (LIB)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.7 years
Median income$61,630
Percent white82%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jerry Newton (DFL) 52.45%
Mandy Benz (R) 47.46%
State Senate District 37, 2012:
Alice M. Johnson (DFL) 53.23%
Pam Wolf (R) 46.57%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)53.03%
Romney (R)44.3%

State House District 37B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Nolan West (R)
  • Susan Witt (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.1 years
Median income$80,987
Percent white81%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tim Sanders (R) 55.4%
Susan Witt (DFL) 44.54%
State Senate District 37, 2012:
Alice M. Johnson (DFL) 53.23%
Pam Wolf (R) 46.57%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.32%
Obama (D)48.47%

State House District 38A

Incumbent:
  • Linda Runbeck (R) (First elected: 1989)
Challengers:
  • Kevin Fogarty (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.3 years
Median income$85,974
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Linda Runbeck (R) 62.19%
Pat Davern (DFL) 37.71%
State Senate District 38, 2012:
Roger Chamberlain (R) 53.22%
Timothy Henderson (DFL) 46.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.71%
Obama (D)44.02%

State House District 38B

Incumbent:
  • Matt Dean (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Ami Wazlawik (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.7 years
Median income$79,048
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Matt Dean (R) 56.07%
Greg M. Pariseau (DFL) 43.8%
State Senate District 38, 2012:
Roger Chamberlain (R) 53.22%
Timothy Henderson (DFL) 46.59%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.82%
Obama (D)46.24%

State House District 39A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Dettmer (R) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Jody W. Anderson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.2 years
Median income$81,175
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Dettmer (R) 58.02%
Tim Stender (DFL) 41.91%
State Senate District 39, 2012:
Karin Housley (R) 50.62%
Julie Bunn (DFL) 49.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)53.08%
Obama (D)44.97%

State House District 39B

Incumbent:
  • Kathy Lohmer (R) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Alan Kantrud (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age44 years
Median income$77,094
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Kathy Lohmer (R) 54.56%
Tom Degree (DFL) 45.37%
State Senate District 39, 2012:
Karin Housley (R) 50.62%
Julie Bunn (DFL) 49.25%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.48%
Obama (D)47.65%

State House District 40A

Incumbent:
  • Michael Nelson (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Map & Demographics
Median age29.6 years
Median income$45,555
Percent white38%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Michael Nelson (DFL) 64.85%
Charles (Chuck) Sutphen (R) 34.94%
State Senate District 40, 2012:
Chris Eaton (DFL) 96.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)69.51%
Romney (R)28.59%

State House District 40B

Incumbent:
  • Debra Hilstrom (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Mali Marvin (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age32.6 years
Median income$49,039
Percent white45%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Debra Hilstrom (DFL) 67.36%
Mali Marvin (R) 32.45%
State Senate District 40, 2012:
Chris Eaton (DFL) 96.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)68.36%
Romney (R)29.31%

State House District 41A

Incumbent:
  • Connie Bernardy (DFL) (First elected: 2001)
Challengers:
  • Ryan Evanson (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.8 years
Median income$57,328
Percent white73%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Connie Bernardy (DFL) 60.16%
Jeff Phillips (R) 39.68%
State Senate District 41, 2012:
Barb Goodwin (DFL) 62.82%
Gina Bauman (R) 36.95%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.35%
Romney (R)38.2%

State House District 41B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Mary Kunesh-Podein (DFL)
  • Camden J. Pike (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.5 years
Median income$50,459
Percent white69%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Carolyn Laine (DFL) 57.38%
Camden Pike (R) 29.29%
Tim Utz (CP) 13.27%
State Senate District 41, 2012:
Barb Goodwin (DFL) 62.82%
Gina Bauman (R) 36.95%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)62.06%
Romney (R)35.18%

State House District 42A

Incumbent:
  • Barb Yarusso (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Randy Jessup (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.8 years
Median income$77,097
Percent white85%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Barb Yarusso (DFL) 50.55%
Randy Jessup (R) 49.28%
State Senate District 42, 2012:
Bev Scalze (DFL) 55.57%
April King (R) 44.27%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.29%
Romney (R)46.33%

State House District 42B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Jamie Becker-Finn (DFL)
  • Tracy Nelson (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.2 years
Median income$61,740
Percent white77%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jason "Ike" Isaacson (DFL) 52.3%
Heidi Gunderson (R) 47.55%
State Senate District 42, 2012:
Bev Scalze (DFL) 55.57%
April King (R) 44.27%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.59%
Romney (R)41.16%

State House District 43A

Incumbent:
  • Peter M Fischer (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Bob Cardinal (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.5 years
Median income$64,233
Percent white77%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Peter M Fischer (DFL) 50.64%
Stacey Stout (R) 49.14%
State Senate District 43, 2012:
Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) 62.25%
Duane E. (Swede) Johnson (R) 37.53%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.36%
Romney (R)41.81%

State House District 43B

Incumbent:
  • Leon M. Lillie (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Nathan Hansen (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.6 years
Median income$60,749
Percent white76%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Leon M. Lillie (DFL) 58.08%
Justice B. Whitethorn (R) 41.75%
State Senate District 43, 2012:
Charles "Chuck" Wiger (DFL) 62.25%
Duane E. (Swede) Johnson (R) 37.53%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)57.28%
Romney (R)40.17%

State House District 44A

Incumbent:
  • Sarah Anderson (R) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Ginny Klevorn (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.7 years
Median income$98,328
Percent white81%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Sarah Anderson (R) 55.51%
Audrey Britton (DFL) 44.43%
State Senate District 44, 2012:
Terri Bonoff (DFL) 55.81%
David Gaither (R) 44.04%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.56%
Obama (D)47.89%

State House District 44B

Incumbent:
  • Jon Applebaum (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Patti Meier (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age43.8 years
Median income$75,625
Percent white86%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jon Applebaum (DFL) 51.3%
Ryan Rutzick (R) 48.46%
State Senate District 44, 2012:
Terri Bonoff (DFL) 55.81%
David Gaither (R) 44.04%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)54.24%
Romney (R)44.18%

State House District 45A

Incumbent:
  • Lyndon R. Carlson (DFL) (First elected: 1972)
Challengers:
  • Richard Lieberman (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.3 years
Median income$55,180
Percent white70%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Lyndon R. Carlson (DFL) 56.52%
Richard Lieberman (R) 43.28%
State Senate District 45, 2012:
Ann H. Rest (DFL) 65.45%
Blair Tremere (R) 34.40%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)59.01%
Romney (R)38.62%

State House District 45B

Incumbent:
  • Mike Freiberg (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Alma J. Wetzker (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age40 years
Median income$63,625
Percent white79%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Mike Freiberg (DFL) 66.94%
Alma J. Wetzker (R) 32.89%
State Senate District 45, 2012:
Ann H. Rest (DFL) 65.45%
Blair Tremere (R) 34.40%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)63.19%
Romney (R)34.23%

State House District 46A

Incumbent:
  • Peggy Flanagan (DFL) (First elected: 2015)
Challengers:
  • Anne Taylor (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.8 years
Median income$67,394
Percent white79%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Ryan Winkler (DFL) 66.17%
Timothy O. Manthey (R) 33.66%
State Senate District 46, 2012:
Ron Latz (DFL) 66.82%
Paul Scofield (R) 32.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)64.12%
Romney (R)33.56%

State House District 46B

Incumbent:
  • Cheryl Youakim (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Bryan P. Björnson (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age33.7 years
Median income$59,813
Percent white71%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Cheryl Youakim (DFL) 68.5%
Bryan P. Björnson (R) 31.3%
State Senate District 46, 2012:
Ron Latz (DFL) 66.82%
Paul Scofield (R) 32.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)65.55%
Romney (R)31.9%

State House District 47A

Incumbent:
  • Jim Nash (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Sean White (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.9 years
Median income$80,295
Percent white93%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jim Nash (R) 67.63%
Matthew W. Gieseke (DFL) 32.08%
State Senate District 47, 2012:
Julianne Ortman (R) 63.76%
James F. Weygand (DFL) 35.96%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)62.89%
Obama (D)35.22%

State House District 47B

Incumbent:
  • Joe Hoppe (R) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Jane Montemayor (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.5 years
Median income$86,469
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Hoppe (R) 97.18%
State Senate District 47, 2012:
Julianne Ortman (R) 63.76%
James F. Weygand (DFL) 35.96%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)56.02%
Obama (D)42.04%

State House District 48B

Incumbent:
  • Jenifer W. Loon (R) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Ben Sherlock (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.4 years
Median income$97,652
Percent white74%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jenifer Loon (R) 64.42%
Joan Howe-Pullis (DFL) 35.43%
State Senate District 48, 2012:
David Hann (R) 51.32%
Laurie Mckendry (DFL) 48.58%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.58%
Obama (D)46.62%

State House District 49A

Incumbent:
  • Ron Erhardt (DFL) (First elected: 1990)
Challengers:
  • Dario Anselmo (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age44.3 years
Median income$99,725
Percent white88%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Ron Erhardt (DFL) 51.38%
Dario Anselmo (R) 48.55%
State Senate District 49, 2012:
Melisa Franzen (DFL) 52.74%
Keith Downey (R) 47.15%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.2%
Romney (R)46.6%

State House District 49B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Rosenthal (DFL) (First elected: 2008)
Challengers:
  • Max Rymer (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age45.4 years
Median income$73,031
Percent white80%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Rosenthal (DFL) 52.8%
Barb Sutter (R) 47.11%
State Senate District 49, 2012:
Melisa Franzen (DFL) 52.74%
Keith Downey (R) 47.15%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.33%
Romney (R)46.08%

State House District 50A

Incumbent:
  • Linda Slocum (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Tim Johnson (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.7 years
Median income$52,135
Percent white61%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Linda Slocum (DFL) 64.72%
Dean Mumbleau (R) 35.11%
State Senate District 50, 2012:
Melissa Halvorson Wiklund (DFL) 60.85%
Vern Wilcox (R) 38.95%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)63.56%
Romney (R)33.85%

State House District 51A

Incumbent:
  • Sandra Masin (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Brad Gerten (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.9 years
Median income$65,754
Percent white70%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Sandra Masin (DFL) 51.47%
Andrea Todd-Harlin (R) 48.34%
State Senate District 51, 2012:
Jim Carlson (DFL) 53.09%
Ted Daley (R) 46.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.33%
Romney (R)42.27%

State House District 51B

Incumbent:
  • Laurie Halverson (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Pat Hammond (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age39.2 years
Median income$100,822
Percent white83%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Laurie Halverson (DFL) 51.09%
Jen Wilson (R) 48.8%
State Senate District 51, 2012:
Jim Carlson (DFL) 53.09%
Ted Daley (R) 46.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)51.29%
Romney (R)46.65%

State House District 52A

Incumbent:
  • Rick Hansen (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Larry Sachi (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age41.4 years
Median income$57,952
Percent white77%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Rick Hansen (DFL) 59.38%
Joe Blum (R) 40.46%
State Senate District 52, 2012:
James Metzen (DFL) 62.00%
Dwight Rabuse (R) 37.78%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)58.52%
Romney (R)39.18%

State House District 52B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Mary T'Kach (DFL)
  • Regina Barr (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age40.3 years
Median income$67,539
Percent white80%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Atkins (DFL) 64.47%
Don Lee (R) 35.45%
State Senate District 52, 2012:
James Metzen (DFL) 62.00%
Dwight Rabuse (R) 37.78%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)52.71%
Romney (R)45.2%

State House District 53A

Incumbent:
  • JoAnn Ward (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Andy Turonie (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.7 years
Median income$71,562
Percent white75%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joann Ward (DFL) 58.36%
Lukas Czech (R) 41.47%
State Senate District 53, 2012:
Susan Kent (DFL) 52.13%
Ted Lillie (R) 47.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)56.44%
Romney (R)41.45%

State House District 53B

Incumbent:
  • Kelly Fenton (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Alberder Gillespie (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.8 years
Median income$112,872
Percent white78%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Kelly Fenton (R) 56.93%
Kay Hendrikson (DFL) 42.96%
State Senate District 53, 2012:
Susan Kent (DFL) 52.13%
Ted Lillie (R) 47.73%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.82%
Obama (D)46.66%

State House District 54A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Keith Franke (R)
  • Jen Peterson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35 years
Median income$66,152
Percent white81%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dan Schoen (DFL) 55.52%
Matthew Kowalski (R) 44.35%
State Senate District 54, 2012:
Katie Sieben (DFL) 63.80%
Janis Quinlan (R) 36.05%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)55.63%
Romney (R)41.57%

State House District 54B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Don Slaten (DFL)
  • Tony Jurgens (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.8 years
Median income$74,229
Percent white91%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Denny Mcnamara (R) 60.54%
Donald Slaten (DFL) 39.32%
State Senate District 54, 2012:
Katie Sieben (DFL) 63.80%
Janis Quinlan (R) 36.05%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)49.15%
Romney (R)48.57%

State House District 55A

Incumbent:
  • Bob Loonan (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Mary Hernandez (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age32.6 years
Median income$78,814
Percent white71%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Bob Loonan (R) 56.75%
Jay C. Whiting (DFL) 38.76%
Derek Thury (IP) 4.41%
State Senate District 55, 2012:
Eric Pratt (R) 55.11%
Kathy Busch (DFL) 44.75%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)51.5%
Obama (D)46.04%

State House District 55B

Incumbent:
  • Tony Albright (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Cecilia Haakenson (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.6 years
Median income$93,838
Percent white90%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tony Albright (R) 61%
Kevin Burkart (DFL) 35.65%
Josh D. Ondich (IP) 3.33%
State Senate District 55, 2012:
Eric Pratt (R) 55.11%
Kathy Busch (DFL) 44.75%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)59.97%
Obama (D)37.99%

State House District 56A

Incumbent:
  • Drew Christensen (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Jared Christiansen (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age35.5 years
Median income$87,933
Percent white78%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Drew Christensen (R) 55.81%
Dan Kimmel (DFL) 44.01%
State Senate District 56, 2012:
Dan Hall (R) 53.92%
Leon Thurman (DFL) 45.90%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)50.66%
Obama (D)47.09%

State House District 57A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Erin Maye Quade (DFL)
  • Ali Jimenez-Hopper (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.1 years
Median income$77,332
Percent white81%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tara Mack (R) 58.44%
Bruce Folken (DFL) 41.52%
State Senate District 57, 2012:
Greg Clausen (DFL) 54.09%
Pat Hall (R) 45.73%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)50.67%
Romney (R)47.17%

State House District 57B

Incumbent:
  • Anna Wills (R) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • John Huot (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.5 years
Median income$90,721
Percent white83%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Anna Wills (R) 58.4%
Denise Packard (DFL) 41.53%
State Senate District 57, 2012:
Greg Clausen (DFL) 54.09%
Pat Hall (R) 45.73%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)49.51%
Obama (D)48.62%

State House District 58A

Incumbent:
  • Jon Koznick (R) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • LeAnn Weikle (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.2 years
Median income$94,335
Percent white89%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jon Koznick (R) 55.28%
Amy Willingham (DFL) 44.63%
State Senate District 58, 2012:
Dave Thompson (R) 57.60%
Andrew Brobston (DFL) 42.28%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.86%
Obama (D)42.12%

State House District 58B

Incumbent:
  • Patrick Garofalo (R) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Marla Vagts (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.4 years
Median income$87,098
Percent white92%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Pat Garofalo (R) 63.85%
Marla Vagts (DFL) 36.02%
State Senate District 58, 2012:
Dave Thompson (R) 57.60%
Andrew Brobston (DFL) 42.28%
President, 2012:
Romney (R)55.58%
Obama (D)42.35%

State House District 59A

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Fue Lee (DFL)
  • Jessica Newville (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age29.9 years
Median income$40,847
Percent white35%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Joe Mullery (DFL) 81.98%
Fred Statema (R) 17.24%
State Senate District 59, 2012:
Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) 82.02%
Jim Lilly (R) 17.54%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)83.9%
Romney (R)13.91%

State House District 59B

Incumbent:
  • Raymond Dehn (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Challengers:
  • Margaret E. Martín (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age30.7 years
Median income$43,964
Percent white41%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Raymond Dehn (DFL) 78.1%
Margaret E. Martin (R) 21.42%
State Senate District 59, 2012:
Bobby Joe Champion (DFL) 82.02%
Jim Lilly (R) 17.54%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)80.37%
Romney (R)17.17%

State House District 60A

Incumbent:
  • Diane Loeffler (DFL) (First elected: 2004)
Challengers:
  • Gabe Barnett (IPL)
Map & Demographics
Median age32.8 years
Median income$50,951
Percent white69%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Diane Loeffler (DFL) 82.42%
Brent Millsop (R) 17.24%
State Senate District 60, 2012:
Kari Dziedzic (DFL) 77.06%
Mark Lazarchic (R) 17.00%
Rahn V. Workcuff (IP) 5.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.1%
Romney (R)18.52%

State House District 60B

Incumbent:
  • None - open seat
Candidates:
  • Abdimalik Askar (R)
  • Ilhan Omar (DFL)
Map & Demographics
Median age22.4 years
Median income$24,292
Percent white62%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Phyllis Kahn (DFL) 76.89%
Abdimalik Askar (R) 22.34%
State Senate District 60, 2012:
Kari Dziedzic (DFL) 77.06%
Mark Lazarchic (R) 17.00%
Rahn V. Workcuff (IP) 5.52%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)75.94%
Romney (R)19.18%

State House District 61A

Incumbent:
  • Frank Hornstein (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Brian Rosenblatt (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age34.7 years
Median income$65,065
Percent white83%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Frank Hornstein (DFL) 80.79%
Frank Taylor (R) 18.96%
State Senate District 61, 2012:
Scott Dibble (DFL) 98.08%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.98%
Romney (R)19.33%

State House District 61B

Incumbent:
  • Paul Thissen (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • Tom Gallagher (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.3 years
Median income$83,346
Percent white84%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Paul Thissen (DFL) 80.94%
Tom Gallagher (R) 18.92%
State Senate District 61, 2012:
Scott Dibble (DFL) 98.08%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.96%
Romney (R)19.89%

State House District 62A

Incumbent:
  • Karen Clark (DFL) (First elected: 1980)
Challengers:
  • Claire Leiter (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age28.9 years
Median income$29,509
Percent white37%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Karen Clark (DFL) 82.13%
Yolandita Colón (IP) 9.57%
Bruce Lundeen (R) 8.05%
State Senate District 62, 2012:
Jeff Hayden (DFL) 86.84%
Eric Blair (IP) 12.70%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)86.19%
Romney (R)9.21%

State House District 62B

Incumbent:
  • Susan Allen (DFL) (First elected: 2012)
Map & Demographics
Median age32.6 years
Median income$54,069
Percent white53%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Susan Allen (DFL) 88.66%
Julie Hanson (R) 10.93%
State Senate District 62, 2012:
Jeff Hayden (DFL) 86.84%
Eric Blair (IP) 12.70%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)86.59%
Romney (R)10.06%

State House District 63A

Incumbent:
  • Jim Davnie (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Kyle Bragg (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.7 years
Median income$62,125
Percent white75%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jim Davnie (DFL) 86.44%
Kyle Bragg (R) 13.21%
State Senate District 63, 2012:
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) 80.81%
Patrick Marron (R) 18.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)82.59%
Romney (R)14.28%

State House District 63B

Incumbent:
  • Jean Wagenius (DFL) (First elected: 1986)
Challengers:
  • Frank Pafko (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age38.1 years
Median income$64,891
Percent white72%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Jean Wagenius (DFL) 75.06%
Andres Hortillosa (R) 24.64%
State Senate District 63, 2012:
Patricia Torres Ray (DFL) 80.81%
Patrick Marron (R) 18.93%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)73.61%
Romney (R)23.92%

State House District 64A

Incumbent:
  • Erin Murphy (DFL) (First elected: 2006)
Challengers:
  • Riley Horan (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age31.4 years
Median income$52,962
Percent white81%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Erin Murphy (DFL) 81.21%
Andrew Brown (R) 18.52%
State Senate District 64, 2012:
Dick Cohen (DFL) 69.67%
Sharon Anderson (R) 19.14%
Scott Larson (IND) 10.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)76.6%
Romney (R)20.22%

State House District 64B

Incumbent:
  • Dave Pinto (DFL) (First elected: 2014)
Challengers:
  • Emory K. Dively (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age37.8 years
Median income$68,931
Percent white79%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Dave Pinto (DFL) 73.49%
Daniel Surman (R) 26.25%
State Senate District 64, 2012:
Dick Cohen (DFL) 69.67%
Sharon Anderson (R) 19.14%
Scott Larson (IND) 10.97%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)70.4%
Romney (R)27.28%

State House District 65A

Incumbent:
  • Rena Moran (DFL) (First elected: 2010)
Challengers:
  • Monique Giordana (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age28.1 years
Median income$37,979
Percent white38%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Rena Moran (DFL) 71.2%
Anthony Meschke (R) 14.59%
Lena Buggs (GP) 14.06%
State Senate District 65, 2012:
Sandy Pappas (DFL) 81.72%
Rick Karschnia (R) 17.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)83.44%
Romney (R)13.71%

State House District 65B

Incumbent:
  • Carlos Mariani (DFL) (First elected: 1990)
Challengers:
  • Margaret Mary Stokely (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age33.9 years
Median income$40,354
Percent white56%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Carlos Mariani (DFL) 77.54%
Anthony "Tony" Athen (R) 21.91%
State Senate District 65, 2012:
Sandy Pappas (DFL) 81.72%
Rick Karschnia (R) 17.91%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)77.18%
Romney (R)19.59%

State House District 66A

Incumbent:
  • Alice Hausman (DFL) (First elected: 1989)
Challengers:
  • Jon Heyer (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age36.6 years
Median income$62,027
Percent white78%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Alice Hausman (DFL) 67.09%
Jon Heyer (R) 32.76%
State Senate District 66, 2012:
John Marty (DFL) 73.82%
Wayde Brooks (R) 25.87%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)65.69%
Romney (R)31.8%

State House District 66B

Incumbent:
  • John Lesch (DFL) (First elected: 2002)
Challengers:
  • William P. Brownell (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age28.7 years
Median income$42,241
Percent white46%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
John Lesch (DFL) 76.41%
Lizz Paulson (R) 23.06%
State Senate District 66, 2012:
John Marty (DFL) 73.82%
Wayde Brooks (R) 25.87%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)78.5%
Romney (R)18.81%

State House District 67A

Incumbent:
  • Tim Mahoney (DFL) (First elected: 1998)
Challengers:
  • Andrew Livingston (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age28.4 years
Median income$43,927
Percent white40%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Tim Mahoney (DFL) 72.43%
Andrew Livingston (R) 27.26%
State Senate District 67, 2012:
Foung Hawj (DFL) 72.46%
Mike Capistrant (R) 27.11%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)75.76%
Romney (R)21.7%

State House District 67B

Incumbent:
  • Sheldon Johnson (DFL) (First elected: 2000)
Challengers:
  • Joseph Weverka (LIB)
  • Lisa Thompson (R)
Map & Demographics
Median age30.6 years
Median income$45,990
Percent white40%
Past election results
This district, 2014:
Sheldon Johnson (DFL) 72.82%
John T. Quinn (R) 26.79%
State Senate District 67, 2012:
Foung Hawj (DFL) 72.46%
Mike Capistrant (R) 27.11%
President, 2012:
Obama (D)74.46%
Romney (R)22.91%

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I can't tell you how much I appreciate reporting like this...

State elections are very important, yet under reported. Well done, MinnPost.

Legislative Races

What will very likely decide close races this fall is secret spending by outside independent committees that will support attack mailings and media in the last 60 days before the election. This is effective because there is little information available in most House and Senate races. A loophole in Minnesota law permits anonymous spending. (think the Koch brothers, who are redirecting their money to the states rather than to Trump) It's certainly not democratic to allow undisclosed wealthy interests to control the outcome of our Minnesota elections.

Excellent Layout

The capsule descriptions are clean, clear,and truly descriptive.
The graphics provide quick context.

Well done!