Itasca County

Itasca County is located in North Central Minnesota and was established on October 27, 1849 by the Territorial Legislature as one of the original nine counties. Itasca County is named from the Latin words "truth" and "head." The Mississippi River flows into Itasca County, originating from its source Lake Itasca westward in Clearwater County. Grand Rapids is the county seat. Source: Minnesota Geographic Names, by Warren Upham (Minnesota Historical Society, 1969).

Notable candidates from Itasca County include:

  • George H. O’Brien (resident): Conservative Caucus State Senator (1943-1959)


Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Legislative Districts

Congressional Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1863 At-Large
1863 1873 CD 02
1873 1883 CD 03
1883 1893 CD 05
1893 1903 CD 06
1903 1933 CD 08
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 2033 CD 08
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 SD 26
1861 1872 SD 03
1872 1882 SD 29
1882 1891 SD 46
1891 1899 SD 53
1899 1963 SD 52
1963 1973 SD 58
1973 1983 SD 03, 04
1983 1993 SD 03
1993 2013 SD 03, 04
2013 2023 SD 05, 06
2023 2033 SD 02, 03, 06, 07
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1858 1861 HD 26
1861 1872 HD 03
1872 1882 HD 29
1882 1891 HD 46
1891 1899 HD 53
1899 1963 HD 52
1963 1967 HD 58
1967 1973 HD 58A, 58B
1973 1983 HD 03A, 03B, 04B
1983 1993 HD 03A, 03B
1993 2003 HD 03A, 03B, 04B
2003 2013 HD 03A, 03B, 04A
2013 2023 HD 05A, 05B, 06A
2023 2033 HD 02B, 03A, 06A, 07A

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Abeyta, Joe Out of state Itasca 2020, State House, District 05B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Aitken, Douglas W. Out of state Itasca 2004, State House, District 03B, General (Republican, Lost)
2004, State House, District 03B, Primary (Republican, Won)
Anderson, Paul S. Hennepin Itasca 1950, State Senate, District 52, Primary (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Paul Itasca Hennepin 2020, State Senate, District 59, General (Republican, Lost)
2020, State Senate, District 59, Primary (Republican, Won)
Anderson, Richard H. (Dick) Itasca Waseca 1990, State House, District 30B, General (Independent-Republican, Won)
1990, State House, District 30B, Primary (Independent-Republican, Won)
Anderson, Forrest T. Pennington Itasca 1954, Attorney General, Primary (Republican, Lost)
1952, State House, District 52, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anzelc, Tom Itasca Saint Louis Itasca 2016, State House, District 05B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
2014, State House, District 05B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2012, State House, District 05B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2010, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2008, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2008, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2006, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2006, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1978, State House, District 05B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Anzelc, Tom Itasca Saint Louis Itasca 2016, State House, District 05B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
2014, State House, District 05B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2012, State House, District 05B, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2010, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2008, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2008, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2006, State House, District 03A, General (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
2006, State House, District 03A, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Won)
1978, State House, District 05B, Primary (Democratic-Farmer-Labor, Lost)
Arnold, Eugene A. Out of state Itasca 1894, State House, District 53, General (Independent, Lost)
Arnold, Norbert Todd Itasca 1972, State Senate, District 03, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1972, State Senate, District 03, Primary (Nonpartisan, Won)
1970, State Senate, District 58, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1966, State Senate, District 58, General (Nonpartisan, Won)