Elections 2012

ROCKFORD Mayor Renee Hafften (sitting councilor) running unopposed received 1,556 votes, or 92%. There were 34 write in votes. The mayor’s term is four years. Council Voting for two open seats on the city council resulted as follows: Rick Martinson (incumbent), 1,028 (34%); Denise Kenasen, 815 (27%); Bill Decker, 636 (21%); Robert (Bob) Freese, 476 […]

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St. Michael-Albertville incumbents Drew Scherber, Jeanne Holland and Carol Steffens won re-election to the school board, having beat challenger Jim Shovelain. Scherber secured the most votes, at 5,426, or 27 percent, while Steffens was elected with 5,129 votes, or 26 percent, and Holland had 5,022 votes, or 25.5 percent. Shovelain took in 3,959 votes, or […]

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Mark Daleiden of St. Michael was the big winner in the Wright County Board Dist. 3 election, while former Albertville Mayor Mike Potter was elected to the Dist. 4 seat. Daleiden easily beat Tom Darkenwald of Otsego, with 5,383 votes, or 60 percent, to Darkenwald’s 3,516 votes, or 39 percent. Potter bested challenger Mary Wetter […]

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Republicans Mary Kiffmeyer and David Fitzsimmons handily won election to the state legislature. Kiffmeyer secured the Senate Dist. 30 seat, beating challenger Paul Perovich. Kiffmeyer secured 25,177 votes, or 62 percent, to Perovich’s 15,103 votes, or 37 percent. Fitzsimmons also won with 62 percent of the vote total, or 11,992 votes, against challenger Sharon Shimek’s […]

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Vajda, Hammerseng secure council seats Current Hanover City Councilor Chris Kauffman won the mayoral vote, beating three challengers in incumbent Mayor Martin Waters, incumbent city councilor Wendy Pinor, and newcomer Joe Kaul. Kauffman won the job with 534 votes, or 36 percent, while Waters had 398 votes, or 27 percent. Kaul had 305 votes, or […]

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Incumbent Sorenson loses by 1 vote for council Current Albertville City Councilor Jillian Hendrickson was elected mayor, besting former mayor Don Peterson for the job. Incumbent councilor John Vetsch received the most votes for council, with 1,227, or 40 percent. Newcomer Mark Barthel was also elected with 1,118 votes, or 22 percent, beating incumbent Larry […]

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Incumbents Chris Schumm and Joe Marx easily won re-election to the St. Michael City Council, besting out challengers Cody Gulick, Michael Griffith and Thomas Biernat. Mayor Jerry Zachman running unopposed won with 6,353 votes, or 97 percent. Schumm and Marx, a former city councilor, both were appointed by the council in the wake of former […]

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