Blum Defeats Meisinger for GOP Ticket in Dist. 52A
Joe Blum will take on DFLer Rep. Rick Hansen on Nov. 6 to represent the Mendota Heights area, as well as West St. Paul and part of South St. Paul.
Editor's Note: Check back Wednesday for more race results and comment. Voting totals provided Tuesday night by the Secretary of State are unofficial.
It was a close race until the end between Meisinger, a West St. Paul businessman, and Blum, an operations manager and scout for the Maple Grove Energy Junior A hockey team. With 50 percent of precincts reporting, the votes were nearly split 49.58 percent to 50.62 percent in favor of Blum.
Primary Results MN Dist. 52A
The two top candidates in each nonpartisan race move forward to the November 2012 election. With the majority of state precincts reporting, as of 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15, here are the results:
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.
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 21percent of the vote.