UPDATE-10:48 PM-Republican Jim Nash is leading late in the GOP House District 47A race against Bob Frey. With 16 of 21 precincts reporting, Nash has a 1,263 to 811 vote lead over Frey. Nash is benefitting from his home turf with Ward 1 and 2 voters in Waconia providing him with 483 votes to Frey’s 150. Frey’s strongest support right now is coming from Camden Township where he has a 43 to 29 vote edge over Nash, San Francisco Township where he has a 25 to 18 lead and in precinct 1 of Dahlgren Township where he has a 42 to 31 vote lead. Nash also has a strong lead in Laketown Township with a 63-44 advantage, Mayer with an 80 to 35 edge and the City of Carver where he has an 80-42 win.
Lynch leading in commissioner race
Frank Long is challenging incumbent Tim Lynch in the District 4 Carver County Commissioner primary, with the top two vote getters moving on to the general election in November. This is a non-party affiliated race. Lynch does have a 317 to 176 advantage with just 2 of 7 precincts reporting. Lynch is getting strong support in Ward I of Waconia with 212 votes, while Long has 107. Al Luenther is a distant third right now with a total of 33 votes in both precincts. Lynch also has a comfortable 105 to 69 edge in Watertown Township.
Primary Election polls now closed
For months, citizens have been learning about candidates for public office through campaign-related articles, mailings, commercials, yard signs, and more. Citizens made their voices heard by voting in the State Primary Election at their respective polling place on Tuesday, Aug. 12.
Local races of note in western Carver County include the race between Republican candidates Bob Frey and Jim Nash for State House Representative District 47A and Carver County Commissioner District 4 between Frank Long, Al Leuthner, and incumbent Tim Lynch (top two will advance to the General Election).
If you do not know your polling location, information is provided here for residents of Carver County. For more information, contact your respective city or township hall or visit http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/.
Benton Township: Carver County Public Works Facility (11360 Highway 212, Cologne)
Camden Township: New Germany City Hall (300 Broadway St. E, New Germany)
Carver: Carver City Hall (316 Broadway N, Carver)
Chanhassen: Visit http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ for your precinct location.
Chaska: Visit http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ for your ward location.
Cologne: Cologne Community Center (1211 Village Parkway, Cologne)
Dahlgren Township (Precincts 1 & 2): East Union Lutheran Church (15180 CR 40, Carver)
Hamburg: Hamburg/YA Community Center (181 Broadway Ave., Hamburg)
Hancock Township: Hancock Township Hall (16610 Otis Ave., NYA)
Hollywood Township: Hollywood Township Hall/Shed (15855 CR 122, Watertown)
Laketown Township: Laketown Township Hall (9530 Laketown Road, Chaska)
Mayer: Mayer Community Center (413 Bluejay Ave., Mayer)
New Germany: New Germany City Hall (300 Broadway St. E, New Germany)
Norwood Young America: Willkommen Park Pavilion (21 E. Main St., NYA)
San Francisco Township: San Francisco Township Hall (17380 Homestead Road, Carver)
Victoria: Visit http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ for your precinct location.
Waconia: Ward I is Waconia Ice Arena; Ward II is Trinity Lutheran Church; visit http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ for your ward location.
Waconia Township: Waconia Township Shed & Offices (12777 102nd St., Cologne)
Watertown: Watertown City Hall (309 Lewis Ave. S, Watertown)
Watertown Township: Watertown Township Hall (3580 CR 10 N, Watertown)
Primary Election results will be available online at www.waconiapatriot.com on election night. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 4 (polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.).
The General Election will include local city council and school board races, a building referendum for residents in the Waconia School District, and other races.