Minnesota Senate elections, 2010

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Minnesota Senate elections, 2010
Minnesota
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November 2, 2010 (2010-11-02)
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All 67 seats in the Minnesota Senate
34 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
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Leader Dave Senjem Larry Pogemiller
Party Republican DFL
Leader since November 10, 2006 November 9, 2006
Leader's seat 29th–Rochester 59th–Minneapolis
Last election 23 seats, 43.28% 44 seats, 55.31%
Seats before 21 46
Seats won 37 30
Seat change Increase16 Decrease16
Popular vote 1,021,634 1,005,132
Percentage 49.72% 48.91%
Swing Increase6.44 pp Decrease6.40 pp

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     DFL hold     Republican hold     Republican gain

Majority Leader before election

Larry Pogemiller
DFL

Elected Majority Leader

Amy Koch
Republican

The 2010 Minnesota Senate elections were held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 2, 2010 to elect the 67 members of the Minnesota Senate for two-year terms to serve in the 87th Minnesota Legislature. Normally elected for four-year terms, state senators are elected for two-year terms in the election that follows the decennial United States Census.

The conservative Republican Party of Minnesota won a majority of seats, defeating the social liberal Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL), which had a majority since 1973 when party designation for state legislators was reinstated. The new Legislature convened on January 4, 2011.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 2, 2010 Minnesota Senate elections results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
#  % ∆pp # ∆#  %
Republican Party of Minnesota 67 1,021,634 49.72 Increase6.44 37 Increase16 55.22
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 65 1,005,132 48.91 Decrease6.40 30 Decrease16 44.78
Independence Party of Minnesota 7 14,086 0.69 Increase0.04 0 Steady
Constitution Party of Minnesota 1 827 0.04 Increase0.04 0 Steady
Independent 2 6,375 0.31 Increase0.06 0 Steady
Write-in 6,813 0.33 Increase0.08 0 Steady
Total 2,054,867 100.00 67 ±0 100.00
Valid votes 2,054,867 96.77 Increase0.31
Invalid/blank votes 68,502 3.23 positive decrease0.31
Turnout[1] 2,123,369 55.81 Decrease4.66
Eligible voters[1] 3,804,746
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State,[2][3] Minnesota Legislative Reference Library[4]

*Results reflect the official results as certified by the Minnesota State Canvassing Board on November 23, 2010.[5]

Match-up summary[edit]

District Incumbent 2010 Status DFL Republican Independence Result
1 LeRoy Stumpf Re-election LeRoy Stumpf Roger Schmitz DFL Hold
2 Rod Skoe Re-election Rod Skoe Dennis Moser DFL Hold
3 Tom Saxhaug Re-election Tom Saxhaug Dan McGuire DFL Hold
4 Mary Olson Re-election Mary Olson John Carlson GOP Gain
5 Dave Tomassoni Re-election Dave Tomassoni Matt Matasich DFL Hold
6 Tom Bakk Re-election Tom Bakk Jennifer Havlick DFL Hold
7 Yvonne Prettner Solon Open Roger Reinert Jim Stauber DFL Hold
8 Tony Lourey Re-election Tony Lourey Mike Cummins DFL Hold
9 Keith Langseth Re-election Keith Langseth Jeff Backer DFL Hold
10 Dan Skogen Re-election Dan Skogen Gretchen Hoffman GOP Gain
11 Bill Ingebrigtsen Re-election Jim Thoreen Bill Ingebrigtsen GOP Hold
12 Paul Koering Open Taylor Stevenson Paul Gazelka GOP Hold
13 Joe Gimse Re-election Larry Rice Joe Gimse GOP Hold
14 Michelle Fischbach Re-election Mike Sharp Michelle Fischbach GOP Hold
15 Tarryl Clark Open Bruce Hentges John Pederson GOP Gain
16 Lisa Fobbe Re-election Lisa Fobbe Dave Brown GOP Gain
17 Rick Olseen Re-election Rick Olseen Sean Nienow GOP Gain
18 Steve Dille Open Hal Kimball Scott Newman Richard Hoff GOP Hold
19 Amy Koch Re-election Amy Koch GOP Hold
20 Gary Kubly Re-election Gary Kubly Gregg Kulberg DFL Hold
21 Dennis Frederickson Open Al Kruse Gary Dahms GOP Hold
22 Jim Vickerman Open Kevin Vickerman Doug Magnus GOP Gain
23 Kathy Sheran Re-election Kathy Sheran Peter Trocke DFL Hold
24 Julie Rosen Re-election Julie Rosen GOP Hold
25 Kevin Dahle Re-election Kevin Dahle Al DeKruif GOP Gain
26 Mike Parry Re-election Alex De Marco Mike Parry GOP Hold
27 Dan Sparks Re-election Dan Sparks Kathy Green DFL Hold
28 Steve Murphy Open Joe Fricke John Howe GOP Gain
29 Dave Senjem Re-election Greg French Dave Senjem GOP Hold
30 Ann Lynch Re-election Ann Lynch Carla Nelson GOP Gain
31 Sharon Erickson Ropes Re-election Sharon Erickson Ropes Jeremy Miller GOP Gain
32 Warren Limmer Re-election Warren Limmer GOP Hold
33 Gen Olson Re-election Monica Dawson Gen Olson GOP Hold
34 Julianne Ortman Re-election Laura Helmer Julianne Ortman Tim Biros GOP Hold
35 Claire Robling Re-election Travis Burton Claire Robling GOP Hold
36 Pat Pariseau Open Steve Quist Dave Thompson GOP Hold
37 Chris Gerlach Re-election Michael J. Germain Chris Gerlach GOP Hold
38 Jim Carlson Re-election Jim Carlson Ted Daley GOP Gain
39 James Metzen Re-election James Metzen Rob Soleim DFL Hold
40 John Doll Re-election John Doll Dan Hall GOP Gain
41 Geoff Michel Re-election Steve Elkins Geoff Michel GOP Hold
42 David Hann Re-election Ron Case David Hann GOP Hold
43 Terri Bonoff Re-election Terri Bonoff Norann Dillon DFL Hold
44 Ron Latz Re-election Ron Latz Paul Scofield DFL Hold
45 Ann Rest Re-election Ann Rest Nick Petersen DFL Hold
46 Linda Scheid Re-election Linda Scheid Ryan Sibinski DFL Hold
47 Leo Foley Re-election Leo Foley Benjamin Kruse Andrew Kratoska GOP Gain
48 Mike Jungbauer Re-election Peter Perovich Mike Jungbauer GOP Hold
49 Debbie Johnson Open Paul Meunier Michelle Benson GOP Hold
50 Satveer Chaudhary Re-election Barb Goodwin Gina Bauman DFL Hold
51 Don Betzold Re-election Don Betzold Pam Wolf GOP Gain
52 Ray Vandeveer Re-election Becky Siekmeier Ray Vandeveer John McCallum GOP Hold
53 Sandy Rummel Re-election Sandy Rummel Roger Chamberlain GOP Gain
54 John Marty Re-election John Marty Timothy Johnson DFL Hold
55 Chuck Wiger Re-election Chuck Wiger Tami Ekstrand Mark Jenkins DFL Hold
56 Kathy Saltzman Re-election Kathy Saltzman Ted Lillie GOP Gain
57 Katie Sieben Re-election Katie Sieben Karin Housley DFL Hold
58 Linda Higgins Re-election Linda Higgins Hayley Astrup DFL Hold
59 Larry Pogemiller Re-election Larry Pogemiller Barry Hickithier DFL Hold
60 Scott Dibble Re-election Scott Dibble Scot Pekarek DFL Hold
61 Linda Berglin Re-election Linda Berglin James Schlemmer DFL Hold
62 Patricia Torres Ray Re-election Patricia Torres Ray Patrick Elgin DFL Hold
63 Ken Kelash Re-election Ken Kelash Craig Marston DFL Hold
64 Dick Cohen Re-election Dick Cohen Anthony Hernandez DFL Hold
65 Sandy Pappas Re-election Sandy Pappas Rick Karschnia Amy E. Smith DFL Hold
66 Ellen Anderson Re-election Ellen Anderson Greg Copeland DFL Hold
67 Mee Moua Open John Harrington Krysia Weidell Dino Guerin DFL Hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2012 (PDF)". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Results for all State Senate Races, 2010". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Results for all State Senate Races, 2006". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Party Control of the Minnesota Senate, 1951-present". Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ "2010 Canvassing Board". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved December 11, 2012. 

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