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General elections held for Districts 30A and 60A to fill House of Representatives vacancies


By April Bamburg | Feb 8, 2020

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Two special general elections were held on Feb. 4 in Districts 30A and 60A of the Minnesota House of Representatives to fill vacancies. 

The primary election was Jan. 14. After six years representing District 30A, Republican Nick Zerwas resigned due to a heart condition. To fill that position, in the general election, Democrat Chad Hobot faced off against Republican candidate Paul Novotny after Novotny won the Republican primary with 87 percent of the vote. Hobot was the only Democrat to run in the primary.   

In District 60A, the death of Diane Loeffler (D) on Nov. 16, 2019 led to a vote. Democrat Sydney Jordan faced off with Marty Super (Legal Marijuana Now Party). Jordan won 28 percent plurality in an 11-candidate field, and the Republican primary was cancelled when none filed to run. Super was the only Legal Marijuana Now candidate to file.

Prior to Tuesday’s election, Democrats had a 74-58 majority in the Minnesota House of Representatives, with two vacancies.

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