Secretary of State, 1934 Election


Date: November 6, 1934
Cycle: 1934
Office: Secretary of State
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Mike Holm Incumbent Man Republican 477,573 47.13 +11.67
Konrad Knute (K.K.) Solberg Man Farmer-Labor 359,322 35.46
Hugh T. (H.T.) Kennedy Man Democrat 170,545 16.83
Robert Turner Man Communist 5,791 0.57

Secretary of State Holm was reelected to his eighth of 16 terms.

Solberg was a farmer, banker, and former state Senator (SD 13, 1923-1931) from Clarkfield. He was also the 1932 Farmer-Labor nominee for Lieutenant Governor.

Kennedy, a resident of Kerkhoven, offered to withdraw in the campaign in favor of Holm. Kennedy was a Democratic nominee for an at-large U.S. House seat in 1932 and again for Secretary of State in 1938.

Turner, the Communist Party's 1932 nominee for the office, was an African-American from St. Paul. Turner was nominated by petition.


  • The Legislative Manual of the State of Minnesota, 1935 (Abstract of Votes Polled for State Officers By Counties).