1984 Election Cycle

Although he lost the remaining 49 states, former Vice President Walter Mondale eked out a 0.18-point win to carry his home state of Minnesota for the second closest presidential contest in the history of the state.

Independent-Republican U.S. Senator Rudy Boschwitz easily won reelection to a second term over Secretary of State Joan Anderson Growe.

All eight members of the Minnesota U.S. House delegation – five DFLer and three Independent-Republicans – were reelected by double-digits.

The GOP also netted 11 districts in the state House to regain control by a 69-65 margin.

Appointed Chief Justice Douglas Amdahl, Associate Justices Rosalie Wahl and C. Donald Peterson, and appointed Associate Justices Glenn Kelley and Mary Jeanne Coyne all were victorious.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/06/1984 State House, District 22A General Robert O. (Bob) McEachern (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 9,044 votes (61.15%) and a winning margin of +22.30
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Robert O. (Bob) McEachern Incumbent Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 9,044 61.15
Richard G. Giebenhain Man Independent-Republican 5,746 38.85
11/06/1984 State House, District 21B General Gaylin Den Ouden (Independent-Republican) won with 7,663 votes (54.70%) and a winning margin of +9.39
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Gaylin Den Ouden Incumbent Man Independent-Republican 7,663 54.70
Roger Cooper Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 6,347 45.30
11/06/1984 State House, District 21A General Adolph L. Kvam (Independent-Republican) won with 7,870 votes (58.33%) and a winning margin of +16.65
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Adolph L. Kvam Incumbent Man Independent-Republican 7,870 58.33
Steven George Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 5,623 41.67
11/06/1984 State House, District 20B General Howard Miller (Independent-Republican) won with 8,367 votes (58.08%) and a winning margin of +16.17
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Howard Miller Man Independent-Republican 8,367 58.08
Perry A. Zenk Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 6,038 41.92
11/06/1984 State House, District 22B General Tony Onnen (Independent-Republican) won with 8,400 votes (59.97%) and a winning margin of +19.93
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Tony Onnen Incumbent Man Independent-Republican 8,400 59.97
Mary Robinson Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 5,608 40.03