State Senate, District 48, 1988 Election


Date: December 20, 1988
Cycle: 1988
Office: State Senate
State: Minnesota
District: 48
Counties: Hennepin, Wright
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Patrick D. (Pat) McGowan Man Independent-Republican 3,409 64.31 +28.62
George Gmach Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 1,892 35.69

Special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of DFL Senator Tad Jude on January 3, 1989 after being elected Hennepin County Commissioner. McGowan was a Minneapolis police sergeant. Gmach was a member of the Corcoran City Council.


  • State of Minnesota Legislative Manual, 1989-1990 (p. 329).