Lyon County

Lyon County is located in Southwestern Minnesota and was established by two acts of the State Legislature on March 6, 1868 and March 2, 1869. Lyon County is named after Brigadier General Nathaniel Lyon who was the first Union Army general killed in the U.S. Civil War. Marshall is the county seat. Source: Minnesota Geographic Names, by Warren Upham (Minnesota Historical Society, 1969).

Notable candidates from Lyon County include:

  • Val Bjornson (born): Republican State Treasurer (1951-1955, 1957-1975)


Minnesota Department of Transportation.

Legislative Districts

Congressional Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1869 1873 CD 01
1873 1903 CD 02
1903 1933 CD 07
1933 1935 At-Large
1935 1963 CD 07
1963 1983 CD 06
1983 2003 CD 02
2003 2033 CD 07
Senate Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1872 1882 SD 37
1882 1899 SD 16
1899 1915 SD 17
1915 1963 SD 13
1963 1983 SD 20
1983 1993 SD 27
1993 2003 SD 21, 22
2003 2013 SD 21
2013 2023 SD 16, 22
2023 2033 SD 15
House Districts
Starting Ending Districts
1872 1882 HD 37
1882 1899 HD 16
1899 1915 HD 17
1915 1963 HD 13
1963 1967 HD 20
1967 1973 HD 20B
1973 1983 HD 20A, 20B
1983 1993 HD 27A, 27B
1993 2003 HD 21A, 21B, 22A
2003 2013 HD 21A
2013 2023 HD 16A, 22A
2023 2033 HD 15A

Candidates

Candidate Birth county Residence county Elections
Abrahamsen, George Out of state Lyon 1970, State Senate, District 20, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Almen, Ansgar L. (A.L.) Kandiyohi Lyon 1950, State Senate, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1946, State Senate, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1942, State Senate, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1938, State Senate, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1934, State Senate, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1930, State Senate, District 13, Primary (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1926, State Senate, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Andersen, L.C. (Andy) Lyon Rice 1958, Secretary of State, General (Republican, Lost)
1958, Secretary of State, Primary (Republican, Won)
Anderson, Archie M. Lyon Lyon 1946, State Senate, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
Anderson, Tennes E. (T.E.) Out of state Lyon 1930, State House, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1928, State House, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Lost)
1926, State House, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
Anderson, James R. (Jim) Lyon Lyon 1976, U.S. House, District 06, General (Independent-Republican, Lost)
1976, U.S. House, District 06, Primary (Independent-Republican, Won)
Anderson, Endre B. Lyon Rice 1940, U.S. House, District 01, General (Farmer-Labor, Lost)
1938, U.S. House, District 01, Primary (Farmer-Labor, Won)
Bjornson, Val Lyon Ramsey 1970, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1970, Treasurer, Primary (Republican, Won)
1966, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1966, Treasurer, Primary (Republican, Won)
1962, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1962, Treasurer, Primary (Republican, Won)
1960, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1960, Treasurer, Primary (Republican, Won)
1958, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1958, Treasurer, Primary (Republican, Won)
1956, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1956, Treasurer, Primary (Republican, Won)
1954, U.S. Senate, General (Republican, Lost)
1954, U.S. Senate, Primary (Republican, Won)
1952, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1950, Treasurer, General (Republican, Won)
1950, Treasurer, Primary (Republican, Won)
Bjornson, Gunnar B. (G.B.) Out of state Lyon 1924, U.S. House, District 07, General (Republican, Lost)
1914, State House, District 13, General (Nonpartisan, Won)
1912, State House, District 17, General (Republican, Won)
Boerboom, Jim Lyon Lyon 1986, State House, District 27A, General (Independent-Republican, Lost)
1986, State House, District 27A, Primary (Independent-Republican, Won)
1984, State House, District 27A, General (Independent-Republican, Won)
1984, State House, District 27A, Primary (Independent-Republican, Won)