*** See Richfield Patch's Election Guide for more information on local, state and national races, as well as ballot questions and candidate profiles. ***
All Minnesota Senate and House seats are up for grabs on Election Day 2012.
In addition, after the Minnesota State Legislature's redistricting plan was approved earlier in the year, Richfield will most definitely be seeing new names on voting ballots.
The following is a collection of Richfield Patch articles and links detailing those who are hoping to represent the city for the next two years:
Richfield Patch reached out to all House and Senate candidates and asked them to fill out a basic online profile. Click on the name of the candidate to see his or her respective profile. An asterisk (*) denotes incumbents.
Minnesota House District 50A
*Linda Slocum (D)
Craig Marston (R)
Joseph Koch (I)
Minnesota House District 63B
*Jean Wagenius (D)
Matt Ashley (R)
Minnesota Senate District 50
Melissa Halvorson-Wiklund (D)
Vern Wilcox (R)
Wilcox did not respond to Patch's requests. However, here is a link to his campaign website: wilcoxforsenate.com
Minnesota Senate District 63
*Patricia Torres Ray (D)
Patrick Marron (R)
Marron did not respond to Patch's requests, nor could we find a campaign website. However, click here to see his candidate filing on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Priorities if Elected
Most of the candidates participated in a League of Women Voters of Richfield forum in late September. While there, the candidates dicussed what their main focuses would be if elected:
- Candidates For Minnesota State Legislature Share Their List of Priorities
- Marriage Amendment: Candidates For Minnesota State Legislature Weigh-In
- Richfield GOP Candidate Weighs In On Ryan Pick
- Slocum: 'I'm Disappointed We Couldn't Do More to Help Middle-Class Minnesotans'
Other Election Guides:
- A Guide to the 2012 Richfield City Council Races
- A Guide to the Minnesota 5th Congressional District Race
- A Guide to the Richfield Referendum Proposals
- A Guide to the Minnesota Marriage Amendment
- A Guide to the Minnesota Voter ID Amendment