2018 Minnesota Secretary of State election

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Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2018

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Nominee Steve Simon John Howe
Party Democratic–Farmer–Labor Republican
Popular vote 1,328,502 1,109,093
Percentage 52.25% 43.62%

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County Results

Simon:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%

Howe:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Secretary of State before election

Steve Simon
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Elected Secretary of State

Steve Simon
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

The 2018 Minnesota Secretary of State election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the secretary of state of the U.S. state of Minnesota. Steve Simon, the incumbent and Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) nominee, won the election.

Background[edit]

DFL incumbent Steve Simon was first elected in 2014—succeeding two-term DFL incumbent Mark Ritchie, who did not seek re-election. Simon announced on January 23, 2018, that he would seek re-election.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party of Minnesota[edit]

Howe was endorsed by the Republicans on June 2, 2018, at their state convention.[3]

Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party[edit]

Simon was endorsed by the DFL on June 1, 2018, at their state convention.[4]

Minor parties and independents[edit]

Results[edit]

Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2018[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Steve Simon (incumbent) 1,328,502 52.25% +5.21%
Republican John Lowe 1,109,093 43.62% -2.25%
Independence William Denney 103,610 4.08% -0.83%
n/a Write-ins 1,317 0.05% -0.01%
Total votes 2,542,522 100.0% N/A
Democratic–Farmer–Labor hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Simon, Steve (January 23, 2018). "Steve Simon 2018". Steve Simon for Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Howe seeks GOP endorsement for Secretary of State". Red Wing Republican Eagle. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Van Berkel, Jessie; Rao, Maya (June 2, 2018). "DFL endorses Pelikan for AG after Swanson drops bid for party nod". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Keen, Judy (June 1, 2018). "Secretary of State Steve Simon gets DFL endorsement". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 2, 2018.
  5. ^ "Candidate Filings". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  6. ^ "Statewide Results for Secretary of State". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 18, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official Minnesota Secretary of State candidate websites