1902 Election Cycle

Republican Governor William Van Sant was elected to a second term by a healthy margin at the top of the ticket (20.9 points) with Secretary of State Peter Hanson, Attorney General Wallace Douglas, Treasurer Julius Block, and Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner Charles Staples following suit. Fellow Republican nominees also won open seats for Lieutenant Governor (Ray Jones), Auditor (Samuel Iverson), and Clerk of the Supreme Court (C.A. Pidgeon) by more than 20 points to complete the GOP sweep.

Congressional apportionment in 1901 increased the state’s U.S. House delegation size from seven to nine seats. Democrats ended a 28-election losing streak for the office when former Governor John Lind unseated Loren Fletcher in the Minneapolis-based 5th CD for the lone Democratic victory. The 1902 cycle introduced primaries for U.S. House and state legislative races in Minnesota. None of the four GOP congressmen running for reelection lost their party's nomination.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/04/1902 State House, District 35 General Anthony Yoerg (Democrat) won with 1,131 votes (51.46%) and a winning margin of +2.91
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Anthony Yoerg Man Democrat 1,131 51.46
Charles S. Schurman Incumbent Man Republican 1,067 48.54
11/04/1902 State House, District 35 General Renville Chinnock (Republican) won with 1,313 votes (55.26%) and a winning margin of +10.52
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Renville Chinnock Man Republican 1,313 55.26
Philip Martin Incumbent Man Democrat 1,063 44.74
11/04/1902 State House, District 34 General William Butler (Democrat) won with 1,518 votes (55.85%) and a winning margin of +11.70
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
William Butler Incumbent Man Democrat 1,518 55.85
Harvey L. Mills Man Republican 1,200 44.15
11/04/1902 State House, District 34 General James Handlan (Democrat) won with 805 votes (65.50%) and a winning margin of +31.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
James Handlan Man Democrat 805 65.50
Constan Jensen Man Republican 424 34.50
11/04/1902 State House, District 26 General John Deegan (Democrat) won with 1,348 votes (63.83%) and a winning margin of +27.65
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John Deegan Man Democrat 1,348 63.83
Robert Smail Man Republican 764 36.17