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State Representative District 5B Special Election

House District 5B Special Election Results

House District 5B Special Primary Results

Special Election Scheduled. The governor has issued a Writ of Special Election to fill a vacancy in House District 5B.  Representative Tony Sertich has been appointed as Commissioner of the Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board (IRRRB) and resigned effective January 13, 2011 (press release).  House District 5B includes much of southern St. Louis county.

News Release: House District 5B Special Election

Writ of Special Election 5B
House District 5B Map

Important Dates

Candidate Filing Period:  January 14, 2011 to January 18, 2011 (until 5:00 pm)
    Petitions for minor party and independent candidates:
    -Sample Combined Nominating and Filing Fee Petition (print on 8.5" x 14" paper)
    -Sample Petition in Place of Filing Fee (print on 8.5" x 14" paper)
Special Primary:  February 1, 2011
Special Election:  February 15, 2011

Candidates Filed as of 5:00 p.m. January 18

Date Filed Name Party
1/14/2011 Shelley Robinson DFL
1/14/2011 Paul Jacobson Republican
1/14/2011 Jeffrey "Jeff" Kletscher DFL
1/14/2011 Carly Melin DFL
1/18/2011 Cynthia Kafut-Hagen Independence
1/18/2011 Raymond Lee Pierce DFL
1/18/2011 John J. Spanish DFL

Last updated: 4/30/2013 4:25:19 PM