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Elections: 1857-present. State Senators were first elected to two-year terms except senators from odd-numbered districts elected in 1857 were elected to a one-year term for one cycle and two-year terms thereafter. Also, all state Senators were up for reelection in the cycle following apportionment. Beginning in the 1880s through 1970, state Senate seats were on the general election ballot every four years. From the 1970s and thereafter, state Senate seats have been on the ballot in cycles ending in ‘0,’ ‘2,’ and ‘6.’ There were 37 state Senate seats across 26 districts at statehood which changed over the decades after various apportionments as follows: 21 seats (Apportionment of 1860), 22 seats (1866), 41 seats (1871), 47 seats (1881), 54 seats (1889), 63 seats (1897), and 67 seats (1913).

Most recent elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/03/2020 State Senate, District 01 General Mark Johnson (Republican) won with 27,972 votes (69.63%) and a winning margin of +39.36
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Mark Johnson Incumbent Man Republican 27,972 69.63
Reed Perkins Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 12,162 30.28
Scattering Write-In 37 0.09
11/03/2020 State Senate, District 02 General Paul Utke (Republican) won with 28,951 votes (65.11%) and a winning margin of +30.34
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Paul Utke Incumbent Man Republican 28,951 65.11
Leonard Alan Roy Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 15,458 34.76
Scattering Write-In 58 0.13
11/03/2020 State Senate, District 03 General Thomas (Tom) Bakk (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 26,700 votes (55.19%) and a winning margin of +10.52
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Thomas (Tom) Bakk Incumbent Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 26,700 55.19
Christopher Hogan Man Republican 21,613 44.68
Scattering Write-In 63 0.13

Senator Bakk changed his partisan affiliation to 'independent' following the election on November 18, 2020 and formed an independent caucus with Senator David Tomassoni.

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11/03/2020 State Senate, District 04 General Kent Eken (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) won with 23,333 votes (54.53%) and a winning margin of +9.16
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Kent Eken Incumbent Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 23,333 54.53
Mark Larson Man Republican 19,415 45.37
Scattering Write-In 44 0.10
11/03/2020 State Senate, District 38 General Roger C. Chamberlain (Republican) won with 28,042 votes (52.08%) and a winning margin of +4.25
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Roger C. Chamberlain Incumbent Man Republican 28,042 52.08
Justin Stofferahn Man Democratic-Farmer-Labor 25,755 47.83
Scattering Write-In 48 0.09