2012 Election

All four incumbents up for re-election successfully retained their seats on the Watertown-Mayer School Board during Tuesday’s election. Steve Burns, John McCain, Chad Koehler and Jennifer Hoover all won another term on the board. They had faced challenges from three candidates: Erin Blair, Gary Bjurstrom and Bob Brasch. With 2,126 votes, Burns received the most […]

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Incumbent Carver county commissioner Tim Lynch has retained his seat in District 4, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s election. Unofficially, Lynch received 5,979 votes, or 63.4 percent. His opponent, Frank Long, the former Carver County Republican chair who was seeking office for the first time, received 3,414 votes, or 36.2 percent. Lynch’s next term […]

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There were no surprises in Mayer on election night, with Mike Dodge winning the mayoral race and Tice Stieve-McPadden and Bruce Osborn maintaining their seats on the city council. All three were unopposed on the ballot. However, Nicki McNeilly seemed to fare well in her write-in campaign for a city council seat. There were 232 […]

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Incumbent State Rep. Ernie Leidiger, R-Mayer, has retained his District 47A seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Unofficially, Leidiger received 12,938 votes, or 62.5 percent, during Tuesday’s election. His opponent, Keith Pickering of Watertown, received 7,718 votes, or 37.3 percent. “I feel pretty good,” Leidiger said of winning his race. “I feel like the […]

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Just after midnight, the two proposed constitutional amendments, marriage and voter ID, were very close. “No” votes led with 50 percent to 48 percent on both amendments. In other election news, former Congressman Rick Nolan was leading incumbent Eighth District Rep. Chip Cravaack by a 52 to 48 percent margin. In U.S. House District Six, […]

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It looks like Minnesota Democrats have regained control of the House and Senate after losing control of both houses two years ago. Because of redistricting all 201 of Minnesota’s legislative seats were up for grabs. Prior to the election, Republicans controlled both the House and Senate. In the House, the GOP controlled 72 seats to […]

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