2012 Minnesota Primary Election Results in Golden Valley
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Editor's Note: The following are unofficial results for the 2012 Minnesota primary election, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Results for federal and state offices are unofficial until the state canvassing board meets on Aug. 21, 2012. County results are unofficial until canvassed Aug. 16 or 17.
A little after 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 14, less than an hour after polling booths closed, election results started trickling in.
Overall, Hennepin County saw a decrease in voting this year. Although the polls in Golden Valley saw an increase of voters from 2008. According to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website, 2,336 Golden Valley residents voted in Minnesota's primary election.
Residents voted for candidates running in State Senate District 45 and 46, and in State Legislative District 46A. Voters also participated in the Hennepin County District 2 race which was a special election.
Senate District 46 Results
Golden Valley precincts 3c, 5c, and 8b are in State Senate District 46 and State Legislative District 46A. Paul Scofield won the Senate District 46 Republican primary with 544 votes. Roger Champagne trailed with 420 votes. Scofield will face Democratic incumbent Sen. Ron Latz in November's general election.
Senate District 45 Results
Golden Valley precincts 1a, 2a, 4, 6 and 7b are in State Senate District 45. Republican Blair Tremere won the Senate District 45 Republican primary with 978 votes, beating Timothy Hall by 157 votes. Democrat Ann Rest was the only candidate in her party and received 100 percent of the votes.
Hennepin County Commissioner District 2 Results
Golden Valley's eight precincts are located in Hennepin County District 2. Linda Higgins won the race for Hennepin County Commissioner gaining 41 percent of the total votes. Blong Yang received 16 percent of the total votes. Golden Valley City Councilmember Paula Pentel raked in 1,164 votes, which accounted for 10 percent of the total votes. Results for the other seven candidates are as follows:
- Roger Smithrud - 154 votes, 1.35 pecent overall
- Don Samuels - 961 votes, 8.4 percent overall
- Tonia Johnson - 762 votes, 6.66 percent overall
- Rolf Erickson - 662 votes, 5.78 percent overall
- Kathleen Murdock - 615 votes, 5.37 percent overall
- Leslie Davis - 311 votes, 2.72 percent overall
- Steve Dehler - 268 votes, 2.34 percent overall
5th Congressional District Results
U.S. Senate Results
At the U.S. Senate level, incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar faced a primary challenge from DFL candidates Darryl Stanton, Jack Edward Shepard and Dick Franson. Klobuchar secured a large lead ahead of the other three candidates to move onto the general election, securing 91.79 percent of the DFL votes. She will face Republican-endorsed Kurt Bills, whose Primary was a bit closer than pundits expected. Bills secured 51.1 percent of the GOP votes.
Judicial Race Results
The two top candidates in each nonpartisan race move forward to the November 2012 election.
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice: In the Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice race, incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea along with Dan Griffith will move forward to the general election. Skjerven Gildea received nearly 50 percent of the votes, Griffith received about 29 percent of the votes. Jill Clark came in third with approximately 20 percent of the votes.
Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4: In the Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4 race, incumbent David Stras as well as Tim Tingelstad will move forward to the general election. David Stras received about 49 percent of the votes, Tingelstad received approximately 29 percent of the votes. Alan Nelson came in third with about 21 percent of the vote.
4th District Court 22 Judge: For 4th District Court 22 Judge race, Elizabeth Cutter and Steve E. Antolak will move onto the general election after beating Diane M. Krenz and Deborah Russell.
Results by Precinct
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