Election 2012

In the race for District 31A of the Minnesota House of Representatives, incumbent Republican Kurt Daudt of Crown won with 60 percent of the vote over Democrat challenger Ryan Fiereck. “I’m very honored that the residents re-elected me.” Daudt said Nov. 7.  “I look forward to serving the people in the Legislature, and I’m honored [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Mary Kiffmeyer, a Republican representative from Big Lake, has been elected to an open seat in the Minnesota Sentate. She beat DFLer Paul Perovich 25,177 (62 percent) to 15,103 (37 percent). Kiffmeyer said she’s grateful to the voters for their support and looks forward to serving. A registered nurse and [...]

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Holly Thompson and Sue Farber have won re-election bids to the Elk River Area School Board, and Dan Hunt has earned the third open seat in Tuesday’s election. Incumbent Janelle Henry lost her bid for re-election. Thompson garnered 12,169 votes or slightly more than 20 percent of the vote, while Farber garnered 11,791 or nearly [...]

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•Click here to read about Mary Kiffmeyer’s victory in a race for an open Senate seat. by Joni Astrup Associate editor Nick Zerwas has clinched an open seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. The Republican from Elk River defeated DFLer Holly Neuman of Big Lake, 12,724 (64 percent) to 7,217 (36 percent). “I’m absolutely [...]

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Retired Sherburne County Sheriff Bruce Anderson has defeated incumbent Sherburne County Commissioner Larry Farber for the District 1 seat on the county board. The tally was Anderson, 4,815 votes and Farber, 2,680 votes in unofficial totals. District 1 covers most of the county seat of Elk River. Anderson received more than 63 percent of the [...]

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by Joni Astrup Associate editor Barb Burandt has been elected to the Elk River City Council, edging Mike McDonough by 217 votes. The unofficial total is Burandt, 1,342 or 54 percent to 1,125 or 45 percent for McDonough. “It’s a humbling experience to have all those people support me,” Burandt said. “I will really try [...]

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Otsego Mayor Jessica Stockamp and Council Member Doug Schroeder were re-elected to their respective offices. Jason Warehime also earned a seat on the council. Stockamp ran unopposed, while Schroeder and Warehime faced three other competitors. Schroeder earned 23 percent of the vote (1,926 votes), while Warehime brought in 21 percent (1,709). The three other candidates were Pat [...]

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by T.W. Budig ECM Capitol reporter Voters will see two proposed constitutional amendments on the ballot on Nov. 6. Both are controversial. The so-called marriage amendment seeks to place in the state constitution language defining marriage as the union of man and woman. The question asked of voters reads: “Shall the Minnesota Constitution be amended [...]

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Nick Zerwas Website: http://www.zerwasforhouse.com Age: 31 Family: My wife Julie and I met while we were in school at the Elk River High School, and we were married seven years ago. Occupation: I graduated from Hamline University with a degree in Biology and certificate in Forensic Science. I worked five years at the Anoka County [...]

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