2018 Minnesota State Auditor election
Blaha: 40-50% 50–60% 60–70%Myhra: 40–50% 50–60% 60–70%
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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.
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.
Republican Party of Minnesota
- Pam Myhra, Certified Public Accountant, member of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 2011 to 2015; candidate for the Republican nomination for Minnesota's 2nd congressional district in 2016; candidate for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor as Marty Seifert's running mate in 2014
Myhra was unanimously endorsed by the Republicans on June 2, 2018, at their state convention.
Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party
- Julie Blaha, secretary-treasurer of the Minnesota AFL–CIO; former president of Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota; former middle school math teacher
- Jack Dickinson, small business owner
- Withdrew on February 6, 2018, and endorsed Jon Tollefson.
- Jon Tollefson, lobbyist for the Minnesota Nurses Association; candidate for the DFL nomination for Minnesota's 3rd congressional district in 2016; candidate for the DFL nomination for District 44B in the Minnesota House of Representatives in 2014
- Withdrew on June 7, 2018.
Minor parties and independents
- Coolican, J. Patrick (January 9, 2017). "State Auditor Rebecca Otto enters 2018 race for governor". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- 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.
- 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.
- Golden, Erin (December 11, 2017). "Third DFLer joins race for Minnesota state auditor". Star Tribune. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- 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.
- Bakst, Brian (June 7, 2018). "Second thoughts? Some MN candidates withdraw after sign-up storm". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
- Pugmire, Tim (October 3, 2017). "Race for state auditor gets another DFL candidate". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- Bierschbach, Briana; Brodey, Sam; Nehil, Tom. "Minnesota Election 2018: Who's running". MinnPost. Retrieved February 7, 2018.
- Pugmire, Tim (June 22, 2017). "Tollefson enters race for state auditor". Minnesota Public Radio. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
- "Candidate Filings". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved June 12, 2018.
- "Statewide Results for State Auditor". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
- Official Minnesota State Auditor candidate websites