***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 incumbentsRichfield City Council - Ward 2 (3 of 3 precincts reporting)
Name Party Total Votes Percentage Edwina Garcia Nonpartisian 2,943 58.81 David Buzicky Nonpartisian 2,025 40.47
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 Yes 14,544 74.55 No 4,965 25.45 Question 2: Increase Total Votes Percentage Yes 12,348 63.52 No 7,092 36.48 Minnesota House District 50A (11 of 11 precincts reporting)
Name Party Total Votes Percentage Linda Slocum * DFL 12,036 62.22 Craig Marston GOP 5,864 30.24 Joseph Koch Independence 1,439 7.39
Minnesota House District 63B (13 of 13 precincts reporting)
Name Party Total Votes Percentage Jean Wagenius * DFL 17,181 76.38 Matt Ashley GOP 5,240 23.30 Minnesota Senate District 50 (26 of 26 precincts reporting)
Name Party Total Votes Percentage Melissa Halvorson-Wiklund DFL 25,300 60.85 Vern Wilcox GOP 16,193 38.95 Minnesota Senate District 63 (27 of 27 precincts reporting)
Name Party Total Votes Percentage Patricia Torres-Ray * DFL 36,866 80.81 Patrick Marron GOP 8,636
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