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Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010


Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010

Minnesota Secretary of State election, 2010

November 2, 2010

Nominee Mark Ritchie Dan Severson Jual Carlson
Party DFL Republican Independence
Popular vote 999,382 928,913 105,675
Percentage 49.10% 45.64% 5.19%

Secretary of State before election

Mark Ritchie

Elected Secretary of State

Mark Ritchie

The 2010 Minnesota Secretary of State election was held on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 to elect the Minnesota Secretary of State for a four-year term. Primary elections were held on August 10, 2010. Incumbent Mark Ritchie of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) won re-election to a second term.


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party 1.1
    • Republican Party 1.2
    • Independence Party 1.3
  • Results 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party

Incumbent Mark Ritchie won endorsement at the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party (DFL) convention. He faced only token opposition in his party's primary from perennial candidate Dick Franson, and easily won his party's nomination in the August 10, 2010 primary.[1]

Republican Party

State Representative Dan Severson received the endorsement of the Republican Party of Minnesota at its state convention and was unchallenged in his party primary.[1]

Independence Party

Jual Carlson filed at the last minute as an Independence Party of Minnesota candidate. As the only Independence candidate, he faced no opposition in the Independence primary.[1] Carlson had previously sought office as a Republican.


Candidate Party Votes
# %
Mark Ritchie Democratic–Farmer–Labor 999,382 49.10
Dan Severson Republican 928,913 45.64
Jual Carlson Independence 105,675 5.19
Write-in 1,395 0.07
Total 2,035,365 100.00
Valid votes 2,035,365 95.86
Blank votes 88,004 4.14
Turnout[2] 2,123,369 55.81
Eligible voters[2] 3,804,746

Source: Minnesota Secretary of State[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Statewide Results for Secretary of State".  
  2. ^ a b "Minnesota election statistics 1950-2012 (PDF)".  
  3. ^ "Statewide Results for Secretary of State".  

External links

  • Minnesota Secretary of State - Elections & Voting
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