U.S. House, District 07, 1977 Election


Date: February 22, 1977
Cycle: 1977
Office: U.S. House
State: Minnesota
District: 07
Counties: Aitkin, Becker, Beltrami, Cass, Clay, Clearwater, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Morrison, Norman, Otter Tail, Pennington, Polk, Pope, Red Lake, Roseau, Stevens, Swift, Todd, Traverse, Wadena, Wilkin
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Arlan Stangeland Man Independent-Republican 71,340 57.57 +20.86
Mike Sullivan Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 45,490 36.71
James Born Man American 6,105 4.93
Jack Bibeau Man Independent 963 0.78

Special election on February 22, 1977 for the unexpired term ending January 15, 1979 to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Democrat Bob Bergland on January 22, 1977 to become the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture.

Bibeau was nominated by petition.


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1977-1978 (p. 709).