2012 Elections

Bloyer, Smith on council Lake Elmo City Councilman Mike Pearson earned what turned out to be an easy victory over incumbent Mayor Dean Johnston Tuesday while incumbent City Councilwoman Anne Smith and newcomer Justin Bloyer won the two at-large council posts, ousting incumbent Councilman Brett Emmons. Complete but unofficial returns from the city’s two precincts [...]

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Political newcomer Amy Burback took second place and won a seat on the Independent School District 834 Board Tuesday with close to 25 percent of the vote while current Board Chairman George Dierberger finished fourth in the race for three board seats. Burback, who took 24.96 percent of the 56,981 votes cast, was full of [...]

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Veteran congresswoman holds more than 2-to-1 margin over Hernandez   By ERIK SANDIN erik.sandin@ecm-inc.com   With 81 percent of precincts reporting, incumbent Democratic 4th District Congresswoman Betty McCollum beat back a challenge from Republican Tony Hernandez by a two-to-one margin to hold on to her seat in the redrawn district With 186 out of 230 [...]

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Ted Kozlowski won his city council seat by less than 100 votes against Tom Corbett while Tom Weidner ousted incumbent Jim Roush by close to 200 votes. Complete but unofficial results show Kozlowski captured the Ward 2 council seat, by an 84-vote margin over Tom Corbett. Kozlowski received 51.31 percent of votes while Corbett received [...]

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Republican incumbent Erik Paulsen has won re-election in the Third Congressional District race against challenger Brian Barnes. With nearly 77 percent of precincts reporting, Barnes conceded the race to Paulsen, who earned 58 percent of votes and Barnes had 41.5 percent, as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday evening. Paulsen gave his victory speech when approximately 50 [...]

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