2013 Election Cycle

Two special elections for the state House were conducted in 2013 with the DFL and GOP holding their respective seats.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
02/12/2013 State House, District 14A Special Tama Theis (Republican) won with 2,670 votes (54.51%) and a winning margin of +11.82
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Tama Theis Woman Republican 2,670 54.51
Joanne Dorscher Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 2,091 42.69
Todd McKee Man Independence 130 2.65
Scattering Write-In 7 0.14

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of GOP Representative Steve Gottwalt on January 7, 2013. Gottwalt was reelected on November 6, 2012 but resigned at the end of the term to become director of state legislative policy with the Center for Diagnostic Imaging.

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02/12/2013 State House, District 19A Special Clark P. Johnson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 2,680 votes (53.69%) and a winning margin of +17.61
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Clark P. Johnson Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 2,680 53.69
Allen Quist Man Republican 1,801 36.08
Tim Gieseke Man Independence 511 10.24
Scattering Write-In 0 0.00

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Representative Terry Morrow on January 7, 2013. Morrow was reelected without opposition on November 6, 2012 but resigned at the end of the term to take a position with the Uniform Law Commission in Chicago.

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01/29/2013 State House, District 19A Special Primary Allen Quist (Republican) won with 105 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Allen Quist Man Republican 105 100.00

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Representative Terry Morrow on January 7, 2013. Morrow was reelected without opposition on November 6, 2012 but resigned at the end of his term to take a position with the Uniform Law Commission in Chicago.

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01/29/2013 State House, District 19A Special Primary Tim Gieseke (Independence) won with 55 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Tim Gieseke Man Independence 55 100.00

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Representative Terry Morrow on January 7, 2013. Morrow was reelected without opposition on November 6, 2012 but resigned at the end of his term to take a position with the Uniform Law Commission in Chicago.

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01/29/2013 State House, District 19A Special Primary Clark P. Johnson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 641 votes (66.29%) and a winning margin of +40.23
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Clark P. Johnson Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 641 66.29
Karl Johnson Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 252 26.06
Timothy Strand Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 51 5.27
Robin Courrier Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 23 2.38

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Representative Terry Morrow on January 7, 2013. Morrow was reelected without opposition on November 6, 2012 but resigned at the end of his term to take a position with the Uniform Law Commission in Chicago. Clark Johnson was a professor at Minnesota State. Karl Johnson was a farmer from North Mankato. Strand was Mayor of St. Peter. Courrier was an educator from North Mankato.

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