2012 Maple Grove Primary Election Results: Judicial Races, Federal, County Park Seats
Rick Theisen and Jennifer DeJournett upset Three Rivers Park Commissioner District 2 incumbent Marilynn Corcoran.
Editor’s note: The following are unofficial results for the 2012 Minnesota primary election, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website. Results for federal and state offices are unofficial until the state canvassing board meets on Aug. 21, 2012. County results are unofficial until canvassed Aug. 16 or 17.
In a primary election that had low turnout, voters made choices in several county state and federal races.
In the 2012 primary race in Maple Grove, 3,315 cast their vote – 1,243 less than the 2008 primary election.
The results of the primary election Aug. 14 are as follows:
District 2 Three Rivers Park Commissioner
In a county race, Marilynn Corcoran, Jennifer DeJournett and Rick Theisen were on the ballot for the District 2 Three Rivers Park Commissioner race. Theisen and DeJournett will move on to the 2012 November election. Theisen received 42.88 percent of the votes, DeJournett received 28.75 percent of the votes. Corcoran came in third with 28.37 percent of the votes. According to the Secretary of State website, DeJournett and Corcoran were separated by 21 votes.
District 3 U.S. Representative
The District 3 U.S. Representative race had a faceoff in the Republican column between incumbent Erik Paulsen and John W. Howard III. Erik Paulsen walked away with the majority support and will move on to face unopposed DFLer Brian Barnes.
At the U.S. Senate level, incumbent Sen. Amy Klobuchar faced a primary challenge Sen. Amy Klobuchar easily won the U.S. Senate DFL Primary. She will face Republican-endorsed Kurt Bills, whose Primary was a bit closer than pundits expected. With 88.2 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Bills led David Carlson 51 percent to 35 percent.
The two top candidates in each nonpartisan race move forward to the November 2012 election. With the majority of state precincts reporting, as of 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15, the results are:
Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice
In the Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice race, incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea along with Dan Griffith will move forward to the general election. Skjerven Gildea received nearly 50 percent of the votes, Griffith received about 29 percent of the votes. Jill Clark came in third with approximately 20 percent of the votes.
Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4
In the Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4 race, incumbent David Stras as well as Tim Tingelstad will move forward to the general election. David Stras received about 49 percent of the votes, Tingelstad received approximately 29 percent of the votes. Alan Nelson came in third with about 21percent of the vote.
4th District Court Judge
For 4th District Court 22 Judge race, Elizabeth Cutter and Steve E. Antolak will move onto the general election after beating Diane M. Krenz and Deborah Russell.