Secretary of State, 1998 Election

Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Date: September 11, 1998
Cycle: 1998
Office: Secretary of State
State: Minnesota
District: Statewide
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Edwina Garcia Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 149,400 36.27 +8.09
Jen Mattson Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 116,092 28.18
Dick Franson Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 75,156 18.24
Gregg A. Iverson Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 71,297 17.31

Garcia was a counselor from Richfield and state Representative (HD 40A, 1991-1993; HD 63B, 1993-1999). She was the Independence nominee for SD 63 in 2002.

Mattson, a college student, was the granddaughter of former Minnesota Attorney General Robert W. Mattson, Sr. (1964-1967) and daughter of former Minnesota Auditor (1975-1979) and Treasurer (1983-1987) Robert W. Mattson, Jr.

Franson was a former Minneapolis City Councilman and perennial candidate.

Iverson was a Minneapolis resident and perennial candidate.


  • Minnesota Election Results 1998, Election Division, Secretary of State (p. 5).