2003 Election Cycle

Four special elections to the state House were held in 2003 – all vacancies for Republican-held seats – and the DFL picked up one of them (HD 52B in February).

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
12/30/2003 State House, District 18A Special Scott Newman (Republican) won with 1,861 votes (64.69%) and a winning margin of +29.72
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Scott Newman Man Republican 1,861 64.69
Lowell Ueland Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,006 34.97
Scattering Write-In 10 0.35

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of GOP Representative Tony Kielkucki on November 24, 2003 after being appointed Deputy Minnesota Secretary of State.

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12/16/2003 State House, District 18A Special Primary Lowell Ueland (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 99 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Lowell Ueland Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 99 100.00

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of GOP Representative Tony Kielkucki on November 24, 2003 after being appointed Deputy Minnesota Secretary of State.

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12/16/2003 State House, District 18A Special Primary Scott Newman (Republican) won with 909 votes (83.39%) and a winning margin of +66.79
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Scott Newman Man Republican 909 83.39
Ladon Rydberg Man Republican 181 16.61

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of GOP Representative Tony Kielkucki on November 24, 2003 after being appointed Deputy Minnesota Secretary of State.

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02/25/2003 State House, District 32B Special Kurt Zellers (Republican) won with 2,422 votes (58.32%) and a winning margin of +20.08
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Kurt Zellers Man Republican 2,422 58.32
Mick Ganley Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,588 38.24
Will Lines Man Independence 139 3.35
Scattering Write-In 4 0.10

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of GOP Representative Rich Stanek on January 30, 2003 after being appointed Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Zellers was a resident of Maple Grove and the public affairs director for the Minnesota House Republicans. Ganley was a Minneapolis police officer. Lines was an electrical engineer and manager.

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02/11/2003 State House, District 52B Special Rebecca Otto (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 3,233 votes (54.30%) and a winning margin of +10.83
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Rebecca Otto Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 3,233 54.30
Matt Dean Man Republican 2,588 43.47
Kathleen Vadnais Woman Green 84 1.41
Anthony Frolik Man Independence 35 0.59
Scattering Write-In 14 0.24

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of GOP Representative Mark Holsten on January 17, 2003 after being appointed Deputy Commissioner in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

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