Based on incomplete unofficial election results from Election Day, Greg Boe has received the most votes for State Representative District 47B.
The Republican candidate has 51.54% of the votes, compared to DFL candidate Dan Kessler with 48.33%.
Boe, an incumbent, received 14,169 votes; Kessler received 13,286; and write-in candidates received 34. All 10 precincts were reported as of Election Day, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State.
Boe has experience in the legislature, city council, planning commissions (city, county, and transit, and the Municipal Power Agency Board, he said. He currently works as manager for Carver County's environmental services department.
"I'm very happy, very excited by the results. (I'm) grateful for all the support from our community (and) proud to represent Chaska, Chanhassen and Victoria in our State Legislature and just happy with the results, obviously, but wanted to say congratulations to Dan Kessler. We ran a good race and I'm appreciative for that as well," Boe told the newspaper on Election Day.
"I couldn't be happier. It's a wonderful feeling and it's just much appreciated," he added.
Kessler is a clinical psychologist in a primary care clinic.
"I am proud to be part of a community that is powerfully engaged, as evidenced by a voter turnout well over 90%. I am deeply thankful for the support of so many, and look forward to the next chapter for our increasingly diverse and growing community," Kessler told the Herald.
These are considered incomplete unofficial results. Absentee ballots postmarked by Nov. 3, but received by Carver County Elections after Election Day are not yet included in these results.