1928 Election Cycle

Herbert Hoover easily carried Minnesota for the Republican Party at the top of the ticket. Down the ballot incumbent Governor Theodore Christianson, Lieutenant Governor William Nolan, Secretary of State Mike Holm, Attorney General G. Aaron Youngquist, Treasurer Julius Schmahl, and Railroad and Warehouse Commissioner Christian Laurisch all won election.

Farmer-Laborite Henrik Shipstead won a second term to the U.S. Senate. Two-term U.S. Representative Allen Furlow lost the 1st CD GOP primary to Victor Christgau and Farmer-Laborite William Carss was unseated in the 8th CD general election by Republican William Pittenger. Republicans won nine U.S. House seats with the Farmer-Laborites carrying one district.

Appointed Associate Justice Clifford Hilton won a full term to the Supreme Court.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/06/1928 State House, District 19 General Andrew Finstuen (Nonpartisan) won with 4,819 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Andrew Finstuen Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 4,819 100.00

First District.

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11/06/1928 State House, District 18 General Gilbert E. Strandemo (Nonpartisan) won with 5,649 votes (52.39%) and a winning margin of +4.79
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Gilbert E. Strandemo Man Nonpartisan 5,649 52.39
John J. Lieb Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 5,133 47.61

Rematch. Strandemo was a farmer from Faribault and former state Representative (HD 18, 1923-1927).

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11/06/1928 State House, District 17 General Fred H. Zimmerman (Nonpartisan) won with 5,257 votes (63.48%) and a winning margin of +26.97
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Fred H. Zimmerman Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 5,257 63.48
Frank J. O'Keefe Man Nonpartisan 3,024 36.52
11/06/1928 State House, District 16 General John D. Lewer (Nonpartisan) won with 3,571 votes (59.68%) and a winning margin of +19.35
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John D. Lewer Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 3,571 59.68
Herman A. Woyke Man Nonpartisan 2,413 40.32
11/06/1928 State House, District 01 General John A. Johnson (ii) (Nonpartisan) won with 5,938 votes (64.90%) and a winning margin of +29.79
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John A. Johnson (ii) Incumbent Man Nonpartisan 5,938 64.90
S.H. Hale Man Nonpartisan 3,212 35.10