Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010

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Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010
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  Mark Richie Minnesota Secretary of State.jpg DanSeverson.jpg
Nominee Mark Ritchie Dan Severson Jual Carlson
Party DFL Republican Independence
Popular vote 999,382 928,913 105,675
Percentage 49.10% 45.64% 5.19%

Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010 results by county.svg
Results by county

Secretary of State before election

Mark Ritchie

Elected Secretary of State

Mark Ritchie

The 2010 Minnesota Secretary of State election was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 to elect the Minnesota Secretary of State for a four-year term. Primary elections were held on August 10, 2010. Incumbent Mark Ritchie of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won re-election to a second term.


Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party[edit]

Incumbent Mark Ritchie won endorsement at the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) convention. He faced only token opposition in his party's primary from perennial candidate Dick Franson, and easily won his party's nomination in the August 10, 2010 primary.[1]

Republican Party[edit]

State Representative Dan Severson received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Minnesota at its state convention and was unchallenged in his party primary.[1]

Independence Party[edit]

Jual Carlson filed at the last minute as an Independence Party of Minnesota candidate. As the only Independence candidate, he faced no opposition in the Independence primary.[1] Carlson had previously sought office as a Republican.


Candidate Party Votes
#  %
Mark Ritchie Democratic–Farmer–Labor 999,382 49.10
Dan Severson Republican 928,913 45.64
Jual Carlson Independence 105,675 5.19
Write-in 1,395 0.07
Total 2,035,365 100.00
Valid votes 2,035,365 95.86
Blank votes 88,004 4.14
Turnout[2] 2,123,369 55.81
Eligible voters[2] 3,804,746

Source: Minnesota Secretary of State[3]


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