1910 Election Cycle

Republican Governor Adolph Eberhart, who succeeded the John Johnson after his passing in September 1909, was elected to a second term by 20.5 points. Other Republican incumbents coasting to another term were Secretary of State Julius Schmahl, Auditor Samuel Iverson, Attorney General George Simpson, Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner Charles Staples, and Associate Supreme Court Justices Edwin Jaggard and Calvin Brown. Republican nominees also won open seats for Lieutenant Governor (Samuel Gordon) and Treasurer (Walter Smith). Democratic Associate Justice lost his seat placing third in a Top 2 election with GOPer David Simpson winning his seat. Republican Philip Brown placed second in the other Top 2 election for the fourth and final Associate Justice seat on the ballot in 1910. The 1910 cycle was the last to hold partisan elections for the Supreme Court.

Nine-term Republican Congressman James A. Tawney became the third incumbent U.S. Representative to lose a primary in Minnesota, falling to attorney Sydney Anderson by 11.6 points. For the second consecutive cycle, Republicans held their eight seats as did Democrat Winfield Hammond in the 2nd CD.

In the state House, a third seat was added to the 17th District increasing the total number of representatives in the 37th Legislature by one to 120.

In elections to the state House, the first Public Ownership (Socialist) nominee won a seat: Nels Hillman (HD 51, Cook and Lake Counties).

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/08/1910 State House, District 61 General C.L. Sulerud (Prohibition) won with 1,347 votes (51.91%) and a winning margin of +3.82
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
C.L. Sulerud Incumbent Man Prohibition 1,347 51.91
A.S. Thompson Man Republican 1,248 48.09
11/08/1910 State House, District 61 General Daniel P. (D.P.) O'Neill (Republican) won with 3,990 votes (59.15%) and a winning margin of +28.99
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Daniel P. (D.P.) O'Neill Man Republican 3,990 59.15
J.H. Grant Man Public Ownership 2,034 30.15
C.G. Forrest Man Prohibition 722 10.70

O'Neill was a farmer from Thief River Falls and a former state Representative (HD 49, 1893-1895; HD 56, 1899-1901).

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11/08/1910 State House, District 62 General John Holten (Republican) won with 4,427 votes (41.14%) and a winning margin of +17.30
Knute S. Aker (Republican) won with 2,705 votes (25.13%) and a winning margin of +1.30
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John Holten Incumbent Man Republican 4,427 41.14
Knute S. Aker Man Republican 2,705 25.13
Thomas Vollom Man Prohibition 2,565 23.83
Otto Koeppe Man Public Ownership 1,065 9.90
11/08/1910 State House, District 63 General G.H. Mattson (Republican) won with 3,241 votes (36.24%) and a winning margin of +7.34
Donald Robertson (Republican) won with 3,117 votes (34.85%) and a winning margin of +5.95
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
G.H. Mattson Incumbent Man Republican 3,241 36.24
Donald Robertson Incumbent Man Republican 3,117 34.85
Frank O. Heulin Man Democrat 2,585 28.91
11/08/1910 State House, District 60 General Moyle Edwards (Republican) won with 628 votes (41.81%) and a winning margin of +1.53
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Moyle Edwards Man Republican 628 41.81
J.F. Noffsinger Man Prohibition 605 40.28
Robert J. Wells Incumbent Man Independent 269 17.91