2018 Minnesota State Auditor election

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Minnesota State Auditor election, 2018

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Nominee Julie Blaha Pam Myhra Michael Ford
Party Democratic–Farmer–Labor Republican LMN
Popular vote 1,250,524 1,095,310 133,913
Percentage 49.35% 43.23% 5.28%

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County Results

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

Myhra:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

State Auditor before election

Rebecca Otto
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

Elected State Auditor

Julie Blaha
Democratic–Farmer–Labor

The 2018 Minnesota State Auditor election was held on November 6, 2018, to elect the state auditor of the U.S. state of Minnesota. Julie Blaha, the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) nominee, won the election.

Background[edit]

DFL incumbent Rebecca Otto was first elected in 2006, defeating one-term Republican incumbent Pat Anderson. Otto was re-elected in 2010 and 2014. On January 9, 2017, Otto announced she would seek election to be governor and would not seek re-election to be state auditor.[1]

Candidates[edit]

Republican Party of Minnesota[edit]

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

Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party[edit]

Blaha was endorsed by the DFL over Jon Tollefson on June 3, 2018, at their state convention.[5] Tollefson filed for office, but later withdrew.[6]

Withdrawn[edit]

Minor parties and independents[edit]

Results[edit]

Minnesota State Auditor election, 2018[11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic–Farmer–Labor Julie Blaha 1,250,524 49.35% -2.16%
Republican Pam Myhra 1,095,310 43.23% +3.25%
LMN Michael Ford 133,913 5.28% N/A
Libertarian Chris Dock 53,068 2.09% +0.51%
n/a Write-ins 1,125 0.04% 0.00%
Total votes 2,533,940 100.0% N/A
Democratic–Farmer–Labor hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coolican, J. Patrick (January 9, 2017). "State Auditor Rebecca Otto enters 2018 race for governor". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Van Berkel, Jessie (January 9, 2018). "Pam Myhra, former state lawmaker, is first Republican in Minnesota state auditor's race". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 16, 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. ^ Golden, Erin (December 11, 2017). "Third DFLer joins race for Minnesota state auditor". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  5. ^ Van Berkel, Jessie (June 4, 2018). "Outspoken legislator Erin Maye Quade endorsed as Erin Murphy's running mate in governor's race". Star Tribune. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Bakst, Brian (June 7, 2018). "Second thoughts? Some MN candidates withdraw after sign-up storm". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Pugmire, Tim (October 3, 2017). "Race for state auditor gets another DFL candidate". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Bierschbach, Briana; Brodey, Sam; Nehil, Tom. "Minnesota Election 2018: Who's running". MinnPost. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
  9. ^ Pugmire, Tim (June 22, 2017). "Tollefson enters race for state auditor". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  10. ^ a b "Candidate Filings". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
  11. ^ "Statewide Results for State Auditor". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 18, 2018.

External links[edit]

Official Minnesota State Auditor candidate websites