Local election results: Finstad earns CD1 seat — for now; Weber, Fogelman come out ahead
Candidates for state and federal offices secured their places in the November general election during Tuesday's primary.
WORTHINGTON — Among the changing district lines and special elections, voters came out for Tuesday's Primary Election to cast ballots for their candidate of choice. Finalized results, available on the Minnesota Secretary of State website, saw candidates for state and federal office securing their places for the November general election.
Republican Bill Weber of Luverne received over 77% of the vote in the District 21 State Senate race against challenger Brad Hutchinson, a Mountain Lake resident. Weber has held the District 22 seat since 2012, but recent redistricting saw a shift in legislative maps, placing Weber in the newly redrawn District 22.
Marj Fogelman of Fulda beat out fellow Republican candidate Jayesun Israel Sherman of Windom. She will face DFL candidate Michael Heidelberger, of Brewster, in November in a faceoff for the District 21B State Representative seat, currently held by Rep. Rod Hamilton (R-Mountain Lake). Hamilton announced in January that he would not be seeking reelection, having held state office since 2004.
Republican Brad Finstad was declared the winner of the special election for the Congressional District 1 seat and will fill the remainder of the late Rep. Jim Hagedorn’s term. Hagedorn passed away in February.
Finstad, a former Minnesota House Representative, received approximately 51% of the vote — in comparison to DFL competitor Jeff Ettinger, who came away with nearly 47%. However, Finstad and Ettinger will face off again in November, both having secured the majority vote in their respective primary races for the general election.
Brian Abrahamson, with the Grassroots - Legalize Cannabis Party and Richard B. Reisdorf of Legal Marijuana Now, will also appear on the ballot in the Congressional District 1 race, come November.