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Duluth 2010 Primary Election Results

With 4,136 of 4,136 precincts reporting:

FEDERAL OFFICE



United States Representative, Minnesota District 8 Independence Party
Timothy Olson — 2,515 | 100%

United States Representative, Minnesota District 8
Republican Party

Chip Cravaack — 26,602 | 100%

United States Representative, Minnesota District 8
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

James L. Oberstar — 56,369 | 80%
W.D. (Bill) Hamm — 13,836 | 20%

STATE OFFICES



Minnesota State Senator for District 7
Republican Party

Rilla Debot Opelt — 1,059 | 100%

Minnesota State Senator for District 7
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Roger J. Reinert — 6,446 | 76%
Harry R. Welty — 1,995 | 24%

Minnesota State Representative for District 7B
Independence Party

Tony Salls — 58 | 100%

Minnesota State Representative for District 7B
Republican Party

Travis Silvers — 384 | 100%

Minnesota State Representative for District 7B
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Kerry Gauthier — 2,621 | 77%
Jay Cole — 769 | 23%

Minnesota Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Independence Party

Tom Horner & James A. Mulder — 11,395 | 64%
Rob Hahn & Thomas Harens — 2,532 | 14%
John T. Ulrich & Stephen Williams — 1,770 | 10%
Phil Ratté & Gayle-Lynn Lemaster — 1,218 | 7%
Rahn V. Workcuff & Mark F. Workcuff — 821 | 5%

Minnesota Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Republican Party

Tom Emmer & Annette T. Meeks — 107,573 | 82%
Bob Carney Jr. & William McGaughey — 9,854 | 8%
Leslie Davis & Gregory K. Soderberg — 8,597 | 7%
Ole Savior & Todd “Elvis” Anderson — 4,399 | 3%

Minnesota Governor and Lieutenant Governor
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Mark Dayton & Yvonne Prettner Solon — 182,676 | 41%
Margaret Anderson Kelliher & John Gunyou — 175,797 | 40%
Matt Entenza & Robyne Robinson — 80,503 | 18%
Peter Idusogie & Lady Jayne Fontaine — 3,134 | 1%

Minnesota Secretary of State
Independence Party

Jual Carlson — 13,490 | 100%

Minnesota Secretary of State
Republican Party

Dan “Doc” Severson — 112,902 | 100%

Minnesota Secretary of State
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Mark Ritchie — 318,561 | 82%
Dick Franson — 70,978 | 18%

Minnesota Attorney General
Independence Party

Bill Dahn — 13,571 | 100%

Minnesota Attorney General
Republican Party

Chris Barden — 65,668 | 54%
Sharon Anderson — 55,874 | 46%

Minnesota Attorney General
Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party

Lori Swanson — 340,141 | 86%
Leo F. Meyer — 57,144 | 14%

COUNTY OFFICES



St. Louis County Commissioner for District 4 (Ely area)
Mike Forsman — 2,813 | 49%
Christina Hujanen — 1,873 | 33%
Donovan E. Strong — 1,022 | 18%

St. Louis County Commissioner for Dist. 6 (Virginia area)
Keith Nelson — 3,121 | 59%
Lorrie Janatopoulos — 1,471 | 28%
Anthony W. Kilpela — 699 | 13%

Minnesota Sixth District Judge for Court 11
Mike Cuzzo — 14,363 | 36%
Timothy A. Costley — 6,757 | 17%
Tim Little — 5,611 | 14%
Russ Conrow — 4,734 | 12%
Juhl Halvorson — 2,876 | 7%
John Steven Lind — 2,221 | 6%
James Ross — 1,751 | 4%
Lawrence W. Ulanowski — 1,168 | 3%

It’s time to party and the candidates’ answers

See the Hillsider electronic newsletter here for links to where the National Night Out parties are located and candidate questionnaires for the upcoming election.

Many people are especially interested in the judicial candidates. At our last board meeting we decided to ask the judicial candidates:

What could you do in your position to prevent the disproportionately high number of children of color that are in the juvenile justice system? Are there alternatives to juvenile detention by focusing on solutions rather than punishment?

St. Louis County Primary Election 2010 Sample Ballot

Some notes on the Aug. 10 Primary Election:

* This is an election 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 side of the ballot you have to vote for the same party in all races. That’s how it works, whether you like it or not.

* Your party choices are Republican, Democratic-Farmer-Labor and Independence. Yes, there are some candidates representing other parties — Constitution, Green, Ecology Democracy, Resource and Grassroots — but those candidates do not have any opposition within their parties and therefore move on to the General Election automatically.

* If you live in Duluth, you won’t see the County Commissioner races that are listed on the sample ballot — those are for districts outside of Duluth. Pretty much all of the Duluth-relevant nonpartisan county races have only two or one candidate, so you won’t get to vote on them until November. The exception is the Sixth District Court Judge 11 race, which has eight candidates.

Superior 2010 General Election Results

Total votes cast: 1,706

First District Alderperson
Dan Olson — 225 | 54%
Tom O’Neill — 190 | 46%

Third District Alderperson
Warren Bender — 235 | 70%
Kevin Norbie — 103 | 30%

Fifth District Alderperson
Denise McDonald — 224 | 56%
Ed Anderson — 179 | 44%

Seventh District Alderperson
Bob Finsland — 55 | 100%
(unopposed)

Ninth District Alderperson
Mick MacKenzie — 396 | 82%
Dennis E. Dalbec — 85 | 18%

Superior School District Board
(Top two are elected)
Christina Kintop — 1,617 | 51%
Patrick C. Dorin — 1,549 | 49%

All of the Douglas County Board Supervisors in Superior districts ran unopposed.

Duluth 2009 General Election Results

These are the final numbers.

Still no mandate on the school district’s long-range facilities plan. Half of the opponents of the plan were elected, and half were not. Jim Stauber is the comeback kid in the at-large city council race.

Duluth Second District City Councilor
Patrick Boyle – 2,543 | 78%
Rob Wagner – 668 | 21%

Duluth Fourth District City Councilor
Kerry Gauthier – 1,932 | 52%
Gordon Grant – 1,779 | 48%

Duluth At-large City Councilor
Top two candidates are elected
Dan Hartman – 9,322 | 26%
James Stauber – 9,045 | 25%
Beth Olson – 8,851 | 25%
Becky Hall – 8,256 | 23%

Question 1: Amending the city charter so the mayor can appoint a communications and policy officer and a community relations officer.
Yes – 10,797 | 59%
No – 7,431 | 41%

Question 2: Amending the city charter so city employees are not required to take a leave of absence from city employment to run for any political office, except city offices or Duluth’s board of education.
No – 9,069 | 50.07%
Yes – 9,044 | 49.93%

Duluth District One School Board
Ann Wasson – 2,925 | 54%
Marcia Stromgren – 2,513 | 46%

Duluth District Four School Board
Art Johnston – 1,972 | 53%
Laura Condon – 1,770 | 47%

Duluth At-large School Board
Top two candidates are elected
Tom Kasper – 11,757 | 32%
Mary Cameron – 8,960 | 24%
Nancy Nilsen – 8,308 | 22%
Maureen Booth – 7,975 | 21%

Duluth 2009 General Election Sample Ballot

You’ll probably be surprised to discover there are two questions on the Nov. 3 ballot regarding amendments to the City Charter. There’s nothing highly sexy about the questions, so there hasn’t been much reporting about them. Read the questions and you’ll pretty much get the gist.

Another note: There are more races going on than the ballot image above indicates. What will be on your ballot depends on what precinct you vote in.

A complete and more legible list of candidates can be found here. PDD presents this ballot image because, well, some of us are visual learners.

Duluth 2009 Primary Election Results

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41 of 41 precincts counted; 11,691 total ballots cast.

Duluth Fourth District City Councilor
Top two candidates advance
Kerry Gauthier – 1,006 | 44%
Gordon Grant – 565 | 25%
Heath Hickok – 472 | 21%
Matt Potter – 135 | 6%
Celia Scheer – 110 | 4%

Duluth At-large City Councilor
Top four candidates advance
Beth Olson – 5,429 | 26%
Dan Hartman – 4,749 | 23%
James Stauber – 4,464 | 21%
Becky Hall – 3,743 | 18%
Mike Akervik – 2,629 | 12%

Duluth District One School Board
Top two candidates advance
Ann Wasson – 1,394 | 50%
Marcia Stromgren – 1,016 | 36%
Gary Glass – 396 | 14%

Duluth At-large School Board
Top four candidates advance
Tom Kasper – 6,668 | 33%
Mary Cameron – 4,729 | 24%
Nancy Nilsen – 4,164 | 21%
Maureen Booth – 2,409 | 12%
Bryan Jensen – 1,965 | 10%

Superior 2009 General Election Results

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE RACES

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rose Fernandez — 1,836  (Superior) — 437,598 (statewide)
Tony Evers — 2,102 (Superior) — 329,034 (statewide)

Justice of the Supreme Court
Shirley S. Abrahamson — 2,804 (Superior) — 473,277 (statewide)
Randy R. Koschnick –1,369 (Superior) — 319,481 (statewide)