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Duluth 2014 General Election Results

Erik Simonson Mary Murphy Jennifer Schultz

With 4,106 of 4,106 precincts reporting, it’s a DFL sweep. Here are the statewide results for races relevant to Duluth.
 
FEDERAL OFFICES


United States Senator
Al Franken (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) – 1,053,156 | 53.14%
Mike McFadden (Republican) – 850,504 | 42.92%
Steve Carlson (Independence) – 47,544 | 2.40%
Heather Johnson (Libertarian) – 29,698 | 1.50%

United States Representative, Minnesota District 8
Rick Nolan (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) – 128,860 | 48.50%
Stewart Mills (Republican) – 125,201 | 47.12%
Ray “Skip” Sandman (Green) – 11,437 | 4.30%
 

Duluth 2014 Primary Election Results

With 4,106 of 4,106 precincts reporting statewide, the full results are in. Listed are the races relevant to Duluth.

Duluth 2014 Primary Election Sample Ballot

Below is what the Primary Election ballot will look like on Aug. 12 if you live in House District 7B — the western part of Duluth. If you live in District 7A or 3B you’ll see different House races, but those candidates are unopposed within their parties anyway.

This is a “Partisan Primary Ballot,” so voters must choose a party — Independence, Republican or Democratic-Farmer-Labor — and vote a straight ticket for that party. Follow this link for a more complicated primer with links to candidate websites.

2014 Duluth Primary Election Primer

There are plenty of federal, state, judicial and county offices up for grabs this year, but no Duluth City Council or Duluth School Board races. Sifting in which of the active races apply to Duluthians and sifting out which are uncontested until the General Election is a bit of a chore, but the info below might be as simple as it can be laid out while remaining thorough.

Remember: Aug. 12 is one of those Primary Elections in which you have to choose a party. You can’t, for example, vote for a Republican governor and a DFL congressman. On the partisan portion of the ballot you have to vote for the same party in all races. Below are the contests that will be on that ballot, and some notes about what will be part of the Nov. 4 General Election.
 
 
FEDERAL OFFICES


United States Senator, Independence Party
Tom Books
Steve Carlson
Jack Shepard
Kevin Terrell
Stephen Williams

United States Senator, Republican Party
Jim Abeler
David Carlson
Mike McFadden
Patrick D. Munro
Ole Savior

United States Senator, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Al Franken
Sandra Henningsgard

United States Senator, Libertarian Party
Heather Johnson is unopposed in her party and will be on the General Election ballot.

United States Representative, Minnesota District 8
There will be no primary in this race. Green Party candidate Ray “Skip” Sandman, Republican Stewart Mills and Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Rick Nolan are unopposed in their parties and will be on the General Election ballot.

District 2 St. Louis County Commissioner Special Election Result

With 11 of 11 precincts reporting:

Patrick Boyle — 2,783 (65.5 percent)
Jim Stauber — 1,465 (34.5 percent)

Duluth 2013 General Election Results

39 of 39 precincts reporting

Duluth At-large City Councilor
Top two candidates are elected
Zack Filipovich – 9,658 | 33%
Barb Russ – 9,364 | 32%
Ryan Stauber – 7,884 | 27%
Ray (Skip) Sandman – 2,490 | 8%
Write in – 115 | 0%

Duluth Second District City Councilor
Patrick Boyle – 2,195 | 97%
Write in – 61 | 3%

Duluth Fourth District City Councilor
Howie Hanson – 1,853 | 61%
Garry Krause – 1,153 | 38%
Write in – 44 | 1%

Duluth 2013 General Election Sample Ballot

Click to see it larger. Keep in mind some races will not appear on your ballot, depending on which part of town you reside in.


Duluth School District Ballot Questions

Duluth 2013 Primary Election Results

With 34 of 34 precincts reporting:

Duluth At-large City Councilor
Four candidates advance to general election; two will be elected
Barb Russ – 3,943 | 35.8%
Zack Filipovich – 3,081 | 28.0%
Ryan Stauber – 2,295 | 20.8%
Ray (Skip) Sandman – 1,175 | 10.7%
Ray Whitledge III – 525 | 4.8%

Duluth At-large School Board
Four candidates advance to general election; two will be elected
Annie Harala – 2,850 | 25.9%
Harry Welty – 2,103 | 19.1%
Nancy Nilsen – 1,948 | 17.7%
Henry L. Banks – 1,835 | 16.7%
Loren Martell – 1,175 | 10.7%
Joshua Bixby – 1,043 | 9.9%

Duluth District One School Board
Two candidates advance to general election; one will be elected
Rosie Loeffler-Kemp – 871 | 54.3%
Joseph Matthes – 454 | 28.3%
Marcia Stromgren – 278 | 17.3%

Duluth District Four School Board
Two candidates advance to general election; one will be elected
David Bolgrien – 463 | 37.6%
Art Johnston – 411 | 33.4%
Justin Perpich – 356 | 28.9%

Duluth 2013 Primary Election Sample Ballot

Duluth 2012 General Election Results

With 100 percent of precincts statewide reported, here are the unofficial results in races relevant to Duluth.

President and Vice President of the United States
Barack Obama and Joe Biden – 1,544,534 | 53%
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan – 1,319,942 | 45%
Gary Johnson and Jim Gray – 35,075 | 1%
Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala – 12,993 | 0%
Write in – 10,620 | 0%
Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer – 3,719 | 0%
Jim Carlson and George McMahon – 3,146 | 0%
Ross C. “Rocky” Anderson and Luis J. Rodriguez – 1,989 | 0%
Dean Morstad and Josh Franke-Hyland – 1,091 | 0%
James Harris and Maura Deluca – 1,048 | 0%
Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio – 395 | 0%

United States Senator
Amy Klobuchar – 1,852,923 | 65%
Kurt Bills – 867,816 | 31%
Stephen Williams – 73,500 | 3%
Tim Davis – 30,504 | 1%
Michael Cavlan – 13,959 | 0%
Write in – 2,564 | 0%

Constitutional amendment recognizing marriage solely between one man and one woman
No – 1,509,221
Yes – 1,399,189
Estimated blank returns – 38,856
(Estimated percent of yes votes – 47.47 – amendment fails)

Constitutional amendment requiring photo identification for voting
No – 1,537,529
Yes – 1,361,578
Estimated blank returns – 48,159
(Estimated percent of yes votes – 46.2 – amendment fails)

United States Representative for Minnesota District 8
Richard Nolan – 191,981 | 54%
Chip Cravaack – 160,520 | 45%
Write in – 1,164 | 0%

Minnesota Senate District 7
Roger J. Reinert – 32,684 | 77%
Tyler Verry – 9,621 | 23%
Write in – 199 | 0%

Minnesota House District 7A
Thomas Huntley – 15,622 | 71%
Therese Bower – 6,302 | 29%
Write in – 116 | 1%

Minnesota House District 7B
Erik Simonson – 12,450 | 62%
Travis Silvers – 4,345 | 22%
Write in – 3,127 | 16%

St. Louis County Commissioner, District 2
Steve O’Neil – 8,308 | 53%
Becky Hall – 7,224 | 46%
Write in – 84 | 1%

St. Louis County Commissioner, District 3
Chris Dahlberg – 8,322 | 60%
Debbie Isabell-Nelson – 5,406 | 39%
Write in – 88 | 1%

St. Louis County Commissioner, District 5
Pete Stauber – 8,627 | 54%
Peg Sweeney – 7,264 | 46%
Write in – 41 | 0%


Link to judicial races for folks who are hardcore

LakeVoice News election edition focuses on issues affecting young voters

This week, the editors and student journalists of LakeVoice News have produced more than 30 stories looking at next week’s election. This work includes news articles, interactive maps, videos, audio podcasts and interactive timelines.

You can read these stories by going to the Election 2012 category on the Lakevoicenews.org website.

The articles focus on the issues that are relevant and important to everyone but specifically to voters age 18 to 30.

Included are exclusive interviews with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, congressional candidate Rick Nolan, and many of the key supporters and opponents of the two amendments on the ballot. The journalists have worked hard to present the perspectives of all sides on the key issues in the race.

Duluth 2012 Primary Election Results

Here’s the statewide numbers for races relevant to Duluth.

United States Senator, Independence Party
Stephen Williams – 3,068 | 60%
Glen R. Anderson Menze – 2,074 | 40%

United States Senator, Republican Party
Kurt Bills – 63,380 | 51%
David Carlson – 43,850 | 35%
Bob Carney Jr. – 16,755 | 14%

United States Senator, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Amy Klobuchar – 183,702 | 91%
“Dick” Franson – 6,831 | 3%
Jack Edward Shepard – 6,638 | 3%
Darryl Stanton – 5,161 | 3%

United States Representative for Minnesota District 8, Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Richard Nolan – 20,839 | 38%
Tarryl L. Clark – 17,540 | 32%
Jeff Anderson – 15,978 | 29%

Minnesota House District 7A, DFL Party
Thomas Huntley – 3,337 | 82%
Brandon Clokey – 756 | 18%

St. Louis County Commissioner, District 3
Chris Dahlberg – 1,658 | 55%
Debbie Isabell-Nelson – 1,188 | 40%
Dennis Szymialis – 160 | 5%

Minnestoa Supreme Court Chief Justice:
Lorie Skjerven Gildea – 145,004 | 50%
Dan Griffith – 85,828 | 29%
Jill Clark – 61,242 | 21%

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Justice 4:
David R. Stras – 139,197 | 49%
Tim Tingelstad – 83,942 | 29%
Alan Nelson – 61,908 | 22%

Sample Ballot for 2012 Duluth Primary

There is less than a month to get the candidates straight for the Minnesota State and St. Louis County Primary Election on Aug. 14.

The ballot below is for the western part of Duluth, where District 3 County Commissioner Chris Dahlberg is up for re-election. If you live on the eastern side of town, you’ll instead vote in the District 2 race between incumbent Steve O’Neil and challenger Becky Hall. And if you live in the far, far west of town — out in Fond du Lac — you’ll vote in the District 5 race between incumbent Peg Sweeney and challenger Pete Stauber.

There is also a Minnesota House District 7A primary on the eastern side of Duluth between between DFL incumbent Tom Huntley and challenger Brandon Clokey.

When we get to November, there will be more local races on the ballot … in addition to a little office you may have heard of called the President of the United States.



Duluth 2011 General Election Results

Congratulations to new city councilors Jennifer Julsrud (pending recount), Garry Krause (returning to the council after time off), Linda Krug and Emily Larson.

For the School Board, the winners are incumbent Judy Seliga Punyko and newcomers Michael Miernicki and Bill Westholm.

As for the various questions on the ballot, it’s good for parks and bad for schools.

With 36 of 36 precincts reporting and 20,663 total votes:

At-large Duluth City Councilors
(Two positions; top two candidates advance)
Emily Larson – 13,164 | 39%
Linda Krug – 12,134 | 36%
Tim Riley – 4,448 | 13%
Chad Smith – 3,911 | 12%

First District Duluth City Councilor
Jennifer Julsrud – 3,024 | 50.07%
Todd Fedora – 3,006 | 49.77%

Fourth District Duluth City Councilor
Garry Krause – 2,220 | 52%
Jacqueline Halberg – 2,043 | 48%

At-large Duluth School Board Member
Michael Miernicki – 11,152 | 58%
Ryan Stauber – 8,009 | 42%

District Two Duluth School Board Member
Judy Seliga Punyko – 3,458 | 64%
Loren Martell – 1,887 | 35%

District Three Duluth School Board Member
Bill Westholm – 3,242 | 63%
Jon Donahue – 1,856 | 36%

Duluth School District $650.37-per-pupil Referendum
No – 10,949 | 54%
Yes – 9,185 | 46%

Duluth School District Additional $122.70-per-pupil Referendum
No – 12,292 | 61%
Yes – 7,780 | 39%

Duluth School District Additional $98.15-per-pupil Referendum
No – 12,951 | 65%
Yes – 7,069 | 35%

Parks and Recreation Facilities $2.6-million Referendum
Yes – 11,649 | 57%
No – 8,786 | 43%