UPDATED: RICHFIELD ELECTION RESULTS 2012
Results as they come in for Richfield City Council, Minnesota Legislature and the proposed referendum.
***Last Update: 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012***
Prior to redistricting in February, the city fell into Senate District 63 and state House Districts 63A and 63B.
While Richfield traditionally votes liberal, voters in 63B voted slightly more conservative than those in 63A in the 2008 election.
Scroll down to see 2012 Richfield election results.
In 2008, residents of both House districts voted overwhelmingly in favor of President Barack Obama. Obama received nearly 70 percent of the votes in 63A and nearly 62 percent in 63B.
Similarly, those DFLers who ran for Minnesota House and Senate seats in 2008 also swept the majority of votes. Rep. Linda Slocum (63B) received 66 percent of the votes, Rep. Paul Thissen (63A) received 74 percent and Sen. Ken Kelash (D-63) received an average of 67 percent between the two districts.
How will Richfield vote this year? We're looking forward to seeing how it all shakes out. Check back here after the polls close for up-to-the minute results. We will publish a story explaining how Richfield voted on state and national issues and candidates on Wednesday.
(*) denotes incumbents
|Richfield City Council - Ward 2||(3 of 3 precincts reporting)
Richfield's Ward 1 and Ward 3 are uncontested, with incumbents running for re-election. Patch will update readers on the final counts for those races in a separate article.
|Richfield Referendum|| (14 of 14 precincts reporting)
|Question 1: Renewal||Total Votes||Percentage|
|Question 2: Increase||Total Votes||Percentage|
|Minnesota House District 50A||(11 of 11 precincts reporting)
|Linda Slocum *||DFL||12,036||62.22|
|Minnesota House District 63B||(13 of 13 precincts reporting)
|Jean Wagenius *||DFL||17,181||76.38|
|Minnesota Senate District 50||(26 of 26 precincts reporting)
|Minnesota Senate District 63||(27 of 27 precincts reporting)
|Patricia Torres-Ray *||DFL||36,866||80.81|
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