Chisago County

Chisago County is located in East Central Minnesota along the Wisconsin border and was established on September 1, 1851 by the Territorial Legislature. Chisago County is named for its largest lake Ki-Chi-Saga, which means 'fair and lovely lakes' in Ojibwe. Center City has been the county seat since 1875 following Taylors Falls (1852-1863) and Chisago City (1863-1875). Source: Chisago County website.

Notable candidates from Chisago County include:

  • Albert Berg (resident): Republican Secretary of State (1895-1901)
  • Chip Cravaack (resident): Republican U.S. Representative (2011-2013)
  • Charles E. Elmquist (resident): Republican Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner (1909-1917)
  • Darlene Johnson (born): DFL Lieutenant Governor (1983-1991)
  • Edward W. Stark (born, resident): Republican State Representative (1901-1905) and State Treasurer (1925-1927)


Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Legislative Districts

Congressional Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1863 At-Large
1863 1873 CD 02
1873 1883 CD 03
1883 1915 CD 04
1915 1933 CD10
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 1963 CD 03
1963 2033 CD 08
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 SD 25
1861 1872 SD 02
1872 1882 SD 28
1882 1891 SD 39
1891 1899 SD 44
1899 1915 SD 32
1915 1963 SD 56
1963 1973 SD 21
1973 1983 SD 14, 19
1983 1993 SD 19
1993 2003 SD 18
2003 2013 SD 17
2013 2023 SD 32, 39
2023 2033 SD 11, 28
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 HD 25
1861 1872 HD 02
1872 1882 HD 28
1882 1891 HD 39
1891 1899 HD 44
1899 1915 HD 32
1915 1963 HD 56
1963 1967 HD 21
1967 1973 HD 21B
1973 1983 HD 14A, 19A
1983 1993 HD 19B
1993 2003 HD 18A, 18B
2003 2013 HD 17A, 17B
2013 2023 HD 32A, 32B, 39A
2023 2033 HD 11B, 28A, 28B

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Abress, Monica Ramsey Chisago 2002, State House, District 17B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
2002, State House, District 17B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
Amundson, Albert Out of state Chisago 1936, State House, District 56, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1934, State House, District 56, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1932, State House, District 56, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, August J. Out of state Chisago 1896, State House, District 44, General (Republican, Won)
1894, State House, District 44, General (Republican, Won)
1892, State House, District 44, General (Republican, Won)
1890, State House, District 44, General (Republican, Won)
Anderson, Jerald C. Chisago Chisago 1976, State Senate, District 19, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1976, State Senate, District 19, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1972, State Senate, District 19, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1972, State Senate, District 19, Primary (Nonpartisan, Won)
1970, State Senate, District 21, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1970, State Senate, District 21, Primary (Nonpartisan, Won)
Anderson, Sheldon Ramsey Chisago 2010, State House, District 17B, Primary (Republican, Lost)
Anderson, Warren Lee Chisago Nicollet 2022, U.S. House, District 01, Special Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Anderson, Max Hennepin Chisago 1992, State Senate, District 50, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Andrews, Raymond Charles Chisago Chisago 1928, State House, District 56, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1926, State House, District 56, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1924, State House, District 56, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
Bahensky, Sharon Chisago Hennepin 2012, State Senate, District 34, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Barrett, Bob Out of state Sherburne Chisago 2014, State House, District 32B, General (Republican, Won)
2012, State House, District 32B, General (Republican, Won)
2010, State House, District 17B, General (Republican, Won)
2010, State House, District 17B, Primary (Republican, Won)
2000, State House, District 17B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)