Local Election Results
Itasca County Commissioner for District 2, Rusty Eichorn, lost his reelection bid Tuesday to challenger Burl Ives. Ives received 3092 votes to Eichorn’s 1978, giving Ives 60.8% of the vote.
The School Board of ISD 318 of Grand Rapids an Bigfork will have a new look in January. Challenger Molly Miskovich secured enough votes to win a seat.
Pat Medure was the top vote getter with 9029, Miskovich received 7000, and Tom Peltier with 6571 votes.
Other vote getters include:
Sue Zeige earned 5054
Conley Janssen with 4228 votes.
Brian Oftelie received 1788 votes.
On the Grand Rapids City council, incumbant Dale christy received 3035 votes. Challenger Tasha Connelly received 2325 votes, enough to win the second seat. In a Special Election for the remaining council seat, Incumbent Rick Blake received 2773 votes over challenger Lynda Jo Thompson’s 1736.
State-wide Election Results
State Senator Tom Saxhaug lost a reelection bid against Justin Eichorn. Saxhaug, a four-term Senator, garnered 19700 votes to Eichorn’s 20285.
State Representative Tom Anzelc, a fifth-term Congressman, lost his reelection bid in a hard-fought battle with Republican Sandy Layman is District 5B.
Layman earned 11499 votes to Anzelc’s 9011 votes.