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Election 2016: District 7 Hennepin County Commissioner, Minnesota House 34A & 34B, Minnesota Senate 34 Results

Nov 08, 2016 11:44PM ● By Wendy Erlien
Editor's note: Results are considered unofficial until canvassing. 

In addition to the highly visible presidential election, several county and state office seats were up for election on Nov. 8, 2016.

The unofficial, non-canvassed results, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State website, are: 
In the District 7 Hennepin County Commissioner race, incumbent Jeff Johnson received 58,519 votes (74.67 percent) to defeat Wayne Pauluk 19,312 votes (24.64 percent). The District 7 Hennepin County Commissioner serves the cities of Champlin, Corcoran, Dayton, Greenfield, Hanover, Independence, Loretto, Maple Plain, Medina, Minnetrista, southern Mound, Rogers, St. Bonifacius, northwest Plymouth, and Rockford.

In the Minnesota House 34A race, which serves a portion of Maple Grove as well as Rogers and Dayton, incumbent Joyce Peppin (Republican) received 15,517 votes (65.90 percent) to defeat Dave Craig (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) who received 7,996 votes (33.96 percent). 

In the Minnesota House 34B race, which serves a portion of Maple Grove and Osseo, incumbent Dennis Smith (Republican) received 13,773 (55.84 percent) of the votes to defeat Kristin Bahner (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) who received 10,839 (43.94 percent) of the votes. There were also 55 write-in votes. 

In the Minnesota Senate 34 race, which serves Maple Grove, Rogers, Dayton, and Osseo, incumbent Warren Limmer (Republican) received 14,244 votes (57.01 percent) to defeat Bonnie Westlin (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) who received 10,696 votes (42.81 percents). 

In the U.S. State Representative District 3 race, incumbent Erik Paulsen (Republican) received more than 56 percent of the votes to defeat Terri E. Bonoff (Democratic-Farmer-Labor) who received approximately 43 percent of the votes. 

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