Elections 2012

by Paul Groessel – Sun Newspapers Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third U.S. Congressional District race against Democratic challenger Brian Barnes. With all of the votes tallied Wednesday morning, Paulsen won with 58 percent of the 382,715 votes cast for the race. Paulsen gave his victory speech Tuesday night when approximately [...]

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Republican Bruce Anderson, of Buffalo, took 60.26 percent of the vote on his way to defeating DFLer Brian Doran, of Monticello, in the Nov. 6 election for the District 29 Minnesota Senate seat. Anderson received 25,462 votes, compared with the 16,708 votes cast for Doran. District 29 is a new Senate district that came into [...]

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Republican Joe McDonald, of Delano, soundly defeated DFLer Susann Dye on Nov. 6 in the race for the District 29A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives by taking 61.99 percent of the vote. McDonald received 12,968 votes compared with Dye’s 7,913 votes. He is the incumbent in the old House District 19B. District 29A [...]

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Voters OK 2 levies for Delano Schools School District 879 voters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, approved two operating levy questions for Delano Public Schools — one for $426 per pupil and one for $325 per pupil. The $426 levy (Question One) received 4,769 “Yes” votes (73.85 percent) and 1,689 “No” votes. The $325 levy (Question Two) [...]

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Charlie Borrell, of Waverly, won a narrow victory over Leonard Wozniak, of Cokato, in the race for the Wright County Board seat in the new Fifth District. Borrell attracted 5,779 votes (49.27 percent) and Wozniak received 5,474 votes (46.67 percent.) The new Wright County Fifth District spans Franklin, Woodland, Victor, Stockholm, Cokato, Middleville, Marysville and [...]

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School District 879 voters, Tuesday, Nov. 6, elected six candidates to take seats on the School Board for Delano Public Schools. District 879 serves Delano and Loretto and portions of Franklin Township, Independence, Greenfield and Corcoran. Three candidates were running unopposed for three School Board seats that carry four-year terms. Voters elected Amy Johnson, Randy [...]

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Jack Russek, of Delano, is retiring at the end of this year after many years of serving District 3 on the Wright County Board, and as of January 1, he will be sitting in a new chair — Delano City Council member. Voters chose Russek and incumbent Betsy Stolfa to fill the two open seats [...]

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Five candidates ran for three open seats on the Rockford Area Schools Board of Education, District 883. All three incumbents were reelected with these vote totals: Kris Abrahamson, 2067 (23%); Todd Anderson, 1.989, (22%); Kathy Smith, 1,670 (19%). StevenYakesh received 1,650 votes (18.5%), with Michael Sanders coming in last at 1,405, or 16%. Terms for [...]

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