Elections

The state’s general election will be on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Tuesday marked the last day local residents could file to run for state and county offices. The filing period opened May 19. 

A number of new faces will appear on the ballot come Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 3, but a handful of county races are unopposed. 

For offices in cities and school districts that hold primaries, the filing period ended June 2. For other municipal and school district offices, the filing period is Tuesday, July 28 through Tuesday, Aug. 11. 

The filings for area state and county races include the following, according to the Minnesota Secretary of State Office. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk.

State Offices

Senators are elected for a four-year term and representatives are elected for a two-year term. However, in election years ending in 0, such as 2020, senators serve for a two-year term in order to provide for the redistricting process done in conjunction with the United States census.

District 55 State Senator

District includes Jordan, Shakopee, Prior Lake and St. Lawrence, Sand Creek, Spring Lake, Credit River and Louisville townships. 

  • Eric Pratt, R*
  • Sahra Odowa, DFL

District 56 State Senator

District includes Savage, west Burnsville and north Lakeville. 

  • Dan Hall, R*
  • Lindsey Port, DFL 
  • Kevin Shea, DFL
  • Richard Tucker, DFL

District 55A State Representative

District includes most of Shakopee and Louisville and Jackson Townships. 

  • Brad Tabke, DFL* 
  • Ryan Martin, Legal Marijuana Now
  • Bob Loonan, R
  • Erik Mortensen, R

District 55B State Representative 

District includes southeastern Shakopee, Jordan, Prior Lake and Credit River, St. Lawrence, Sand Creek and Spring Lake townships. 

  • Tony Albright, R* 
  • Andrea Nelsen, DFL

District 56A State Representative 

District includes Savage and western Burnsville. 

  • Basil Martin, R
  • Pam Myhra, R
  • Jessica Hanson, DFL

Hunter Cantrell, DFL-Savage, currently holds this seat and is not seeking re-election. 

County Offices

County commissioner and county soil and water conservation district seats are four-year terms and nonpartisan races. 

County Commissioner District 1 

  • Barb Weckman Brekke*
  • Joe Wagner

County Commissioner District 2 

  • Tom Wolf* 
  • Margaret 'Marty' Pleasant 

County Commissioner District 4 

  • Dave Beer* 

County Soil and Water Conservation District 1 Supervisor

District includes Shakopee Precincts 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 10 and 11. 

  • Gary Hartmann*

County Soil and Water Conservation District 4 Supervisor

District includes Prior Lake Precincts 1, 5, 6A, 6B and 7, Savage Precincts 5 and 7 and Shakopee Precincts 4, 12A and 12B.  

  • Jim Fitzsimmons *

County Soil and Water Conservation District 5 Supervisor

District includes Savage Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8 and 9 and Credit River Township.

  • Robert Casey* 

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