Russ Bjorhus Candidate

Born: July 19, 1929
North Dakota
United States
Resided: Litchfield, Minnesota
Meeker County
Death: --
Gender: Man
Occupation: Meeker County extension agent
Political Party: Independent-Republican
Notes: Bjorhus also sought the GOP endorsement for the 6th CD in 1974 but was defeated by Jon Grunseth. In May 1981 he became director of th e U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farmers Home Administration in the St. Paul office.
Sources: Minneapolis Tribune, October 31, 1978 (p. VG3). St. Cloud Daily Times, February 16, 1987 (p. B4).
Photo of Russ Bjorhus
Photo of Russ Bjorhus
The St. Cloud Daily Times, April 22, 1974 (p. 1). St. Cloud Daily Times, October 24, 1978 (p. A5).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
1 2 1
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
11/07/1978 U.S. House, District 06 General Independent-Republican 93,742 44.72% Lost
09/12/1978 U.S. House, District 06 Primary Independent-Republican 21,495 100.00% Won