2019 Election Cycle

Republicans won both special state legislative elections held in 2019 – picking up SD 11 in February and holding HD 11B in March.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
03/19/2019 State House, District 11B Special
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Nathan Nelson Man Republican 3,572 68.43
Tim Burkhardt Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,647 31.55
Scattering Write-In 1 0.02

Special election to fill the vacancy of GOP Representative Jason Rarick who resigned on February 12, 2019 after winning a special election to SD 11 on February 5, 2019.

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03/05/2019 State House, District 11B Special Primary Tim Burkhardt (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 399 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Tim Burkhardt Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 399 100.00

Special primary election to fill the vacancy of GOP Representative Jason Rarick who resigned on February 12, 2019 after winning a special election to SD 11 on February 5, 2019.

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03/05/2019 State House, District 11B Special Primary Nathan Nelson (Republican) won with 2,371 votes (88.40%) and a winning margin of +76.81
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Nathan Nelson Man Republican 2,371 88.40
Ayrlahn Johnson Man Republican 311 11.60

Special primary election to fill the vacancy of GOP Representative Jason Rarick who resigned on February 12, 2019 after winning a special election to SD 11 on February 5, 2019.

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02/05/2019 State Senate, District 11 Special Jason Rarick (Republican) won with 8,127 votes (52.02%) and a winning margin of +6.12
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Jason Rarick Man Republican 8,127 52.02
Stu Lourey Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 7,171 45.90
John Birrenbach Man Legal Marijuana Now 298 1.91
Scattering Write-In 27 0.17

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Senator Tony Lourey on January 3, 2019 to become state Commissioner of Human Services.

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01/22/2019 State Senate, District 11 Special Primary John Birrenbach (Legal Marijuana Now) won with 69 votes (100.00%) and a winning margin of +100.00
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
John Birrenbach Man Legal Marijuana Now 69 100.00

Special primary election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Senator Tony Lourey on January 3, 2019 to become state Commissioner of Human Services.

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