2004 Election Cycle

The Democratic presidential ticket of U.S. Senators John Kerry and John Edwards carried Minnesota – the eighth consecutive win for the party in the state.

All eight Minnesota U.S. Representatives were reelected this cycle – four DFLers and four Republicans.

The DFL netted 13 state House seats to whittle the GOP margin in the chamber to 68-66.

All three incumbent Associate Justices of the Supreme Court were victorious – Alan Page and appointed Justices Helen Meyer and Sam Hanson.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/02/2004 State House, District 12A General Paul Gazelka (Republican) won with 10,144 votes (50.01%) and a winning margin of +3.58
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Paul Gazelka Man Republican 10,144 50.01
Donald B. (Don) Samuelson Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 9,417 46.42
Larry M. Anderson Man Independence 713 3.51
Scattering Write-In 11 0.05
11/02/2004 State House, District 11B General Mary Ellen Otremba (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 12,291 votes (61.57%) and a winning margin of +23.26
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Mary Ellen Otremba Incumbent Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 12,291 61.57
Marlene Clark Woman Republican 7,648 38.31
Scattering Write-In 23 0.12
11/02/2004 State House, District 11A General Torrey Westrom (Republican) won with 12,689 votes (59.23%) and a winning margin of +20.83
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Torrey Westrom Incumbent Man Republican 12,689 59.23
Larry Zilliox Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 8,226 38.40
Glenn Kuehne Man Green 499 2.33
Scattering Write-In 10 0.05
11/02/2004 State House, District 10B General Dean Simpson (Republican) won with 12,269 votes (64.29%) and a winning margin of +28.64
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Dean Simpson Incumbent Man Republican 12,269 64.29
James A. (Jim) Adamietz Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 6,804 35.65
Scattering Write-In 11 0.06
11/02/2004 State House, District 12B General Greg Blaine (Republican) won with 9,933 votes (50.07%) and a winning margin of +12.62
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Greg Blaine Incumbent Man Republican 9,933 50.07
Bob Keeton Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 7,430 37.45
Al Doty Man Independence 2,460 12.40
Scattering Write-In 16 0.08