Minnesota Secretary Of State - Senate District 11 Special Election
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Senate District 11 Special Election


The governor has issued a Writ of Special Election to fill a vacancy in Senate District 11. The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Senator Tony Lourey, effective January 3, 2019. Senate District 11 represents all of Carlton and Pine counties, eastern Kanabec county, and a portion of southern St. Louis county. 

Election Dates

Filing Information

Candidates may file for this office with the auditor of Carlton, Kanabec, Pine, or Saint Louis counties, or at the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State in Saint Paul. Candidates and their supporters are reminded that, in addition to filing their candidacy for office as described above, campaign committees must register with the Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board no later than 14 days after the committee has raised or spent $750.

Candidates Filed

Candidates filed for Senate District 11 as of 5:00 p.m. January 9, 2019
Name Party/Principle Filing Location Filing Date
John "Sparky" Birrenbach Legal Marijuana Now Pine County 1/4/2019
Michelle Lee DFL Carlton County 1/4/2019
Jason Rarick Republican Pine County 1/4/2019
Stu Lourey DFL Pine County 1/7/2019

 Note: withdrawn candidates have been removed from the list above