1995 Election Cycle

Following the success of the 1994 Republican revolution, the Independent-Republican Party changed its name back to the Minnesota Republican Party at the state party convention held on September 23, 1994.

In 1995, five special state legislative elections were held and the GOP flipped two: HD 49B in April and HD 52A in July.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
08/01/1995 State House, District 26A Special Bob Gunther (Independent-Republican) won with 3,866 votes (69.57%) and a winning margin of +39.21
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Bob Gunther Man Independent-Republican 3,866 69.57
Jerry Voyles Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,687 30.36
Scattering Write-In 4 0.07

Special election to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of Republican Representative Gene Hugoson on June 30, 1995 after his appointment to become Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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07/18/1995 State House, District 26A Special Primary Bob Gunther (Independent-Republican) won with 2,228 votes (80.93%) and a winning margin of +61.86
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Bob Gunther Man Independent-Republican 2,228 80.93
Robert J. Klein Man Independent-Republican 525 19.07

Special primary election to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of Republican Representative Gene Hugoson on June 30, 1995 after his appointment to become Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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07/18/1995 State House, District 26A Special Primary Jerry Voyles (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 180 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Jerry Voyles Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 180 100.00

Special primary election to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of Republican Representative Gene Hugoson on June 30, 1995 after his appointment to become Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

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07/11/1995 State House, District 52A Special Skip Carlson (Independent-Republican) won with 2,845 votes (49.81%) and a winning margin of +5.50
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Skip Carlson Man Independent-Republican 2,845 49.81
Bruce Nawrocki Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 2,531 44.31
Marianne Terlouw Woman Independence 254 4.45
Phil Ratté Man Taxpayers' Revolt 78 1.37
Scattering Write-In 4 0.07

Special election to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of DFL Representative Wayne Simoneau on June 18, 1995 after his appointment to become Deputy Commissioner of Labor Relations for the Minnesota Department of Employee Relations.

Ratté was nominated by petition.

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06/25/1995 State House, District 52A Special Primary Skip Carlson (Independent-Republican) won with 882 votes (93.23%) and a winning margin of +86.47
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Skip Carlson Man Independent-Republican 882 93.23
Reggie Miracle Man Independent-Republican 64 6.77

Special primary election to fill the vacancy due to the resignation of DFL Representative Wayne Simoneau on June 18, 1995 after his appointment to become Deputy Commissioner of Labor Relations for the Minnesota Department of Employee Relations.

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