U.S. House, District 08, 2020 Election


Date: November 3, 2020
Cycle: 2020
Office: U.S. House
State: Minnesota
District: 08
Counties: Aitkin, Beltrami, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Cook, Crow Wing, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, St. Louis, Wadena
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent Margin
Pete Stauber Incumbent Man Republican 223,427 56.75 +19.20
Quinn Nystrom Woman Democratic-Farmer-Labor 147,854 37.55
Judith Schwartzbacker Woman Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis 22,189 5.64
Scattering Write-In 236 0.06

Nystrom was a diabetes advocate from Baxter, former Baxter City Councilwoman, and DFL nominee for HD 10A in 2016.

Schwartzbacker was a resident of Minneapolis, former college instructor, small business owner, Grassroots nominee for state Auditor in 2014, and Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2018.


  • Report of the State Canvassing Board, Office of Secretary of State, State of Minnesota, November 24, 2020 (p. 22-23).