1999 Election Cycle

Four special elections were conducted in the state Senate in 1999 to fill vacancies for DFL seats with Republicans flipping two of them: SD 26 in March and SD 32 in April. The DFL held the lone vacant state House seat for which a special election was conducted.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
12/14/1999 State Senate, District 04 Special Anthony G. (Tony) Kinkel (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 8,239 votes (51.12%) and a winning margin of +14.10
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Anthony G. (Tony) Kinkel Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 8,239 51.12
Doug Peterson Man Republican 5,966 37.02
Don G. Stefan Man Reform 1,885 11.70
Scattering Write-In 27 0.17

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Senator David Ten Eyck on October 27, 1999 to become a Crow Wing County District Court judge.

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11/23/1999 State Senate, District 04 Special Primary Anthony G. (Tony) Kinkel (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 1,587 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Anthony G. (Tony) Kinkel Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,587 100.00

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Senator David Ten Eyck on October 27, 1999 to become a Crow Wing County District Court judge.

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11/23/1999 State Senate, District 04 Special Primary Doug Peterson (Republican) won with 2,290 votes (85.32%) and a winning margin of +70.64
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Doug Peterson Man Republican 2,290 85.32
Henry Krum Wiede Man Republican 394 14.68

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Senator David Ten Eyck on October 27, 1999 to become a Crow Wing County District Court judge.

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11/23/1999 State Senate, District 04 Special Primary Don G. Stefan (Reform) won with 399 votes (74.44%) and a winning margin of +48.88
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Don G. Stefan Man Reform 399 74.44
Adam Steele Man Reform 137 25.56

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Senator David Ten Eyck on October 27, 1999 to become a Crow Wing County District Court judge.

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11/02/1999 State House, District 07A Special Dale Swapinski (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 6,156 votes (64.83%) and a winning margin of +42.65
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Dale Swapinski Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 6,156 64.83
Allan Kehr Man Republican 2,106 22.18
J.A. (Sunny) Helbacka Man Reform 1,234 12.99

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of DFL Representative Willard Munger on July 11, 1999.

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