1974 Minnesota House of Representatives election

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Minnesota House of Representatives election, 1974

← 1972 November 5, 1974 (1974-11-05) 1976 →

All 134 seats in the Minnesota House of Representatives
68 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
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RPM
Leader Martin Olav Sabo Aubrey Dirlam
Party DFL Republican
Leader since 1968 1970
Leader's seat 57B–Minneapolis 21B–Redwood Falls (retired)
Seats won 104 30
Popular vote 688,590 469,448
Percentage 58.25% 39.71%

Speaker before election

Martin Olav Sabo
DFL

Elected Speaker

Martin Olav Sabo
DFL

The 1974 Minnesota House of Representatives election was held in the U.S. state of Minnesota on November 5, 1974, to elect members to the House of Representatives of the 69th Minnesota Legislature. A primary election was held on September 10, 1974. This was the first partisan election of the House since 1912.

The Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won a majority of seats, followed by the Minnesota Republican Party. The new Legislature convened on January 7, 1975.

Results[edit]

Summary of the November 5, 1974 Minnesota House of Representatives election results
Party Candidates Votes Seats
No. % No. %
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 133 688,590 58.25 104 77.61
Minnesota Republican Party 115 469,448 39.71 30 22.39
Independent 10 17,499 1.48 0 0.00
Write-in N/A 6,563 0.56 0 0.00
Total 1,182,100 100.00 134 100.00
Invalid/blank votes 114,109 8.80
Turnout (out of 2,617,000 eligible voters)[1] 1,296,209 49.53 Decrease20.78 pp
Source: Minnesota Secretary of State[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2014" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "Minnesota Election Results - 1974" (PDF). Minnesota Secretary of State. pp. 19–35. Retrieved October 27, 2015.