State Election Results
MN State Senate: Republicans had a net pick-up of 6 seats to take the state senate with a 34 to 33 majority.
MN State House: Republicans had a net gain of 4 seats to expand their existing majority to 76 to 57 (one seat has to be decided by a special election in several months.)
School Board Election Results
Big Lake Public Schools: Both incumbents who voted to outsource and privatize our food service members’ jobs were re-elected. SEIU member endorsed Tony Scales won the third seat left open by a retiring school board member. SEIU member endorsed Scott Joos-the husband of a Local 284 member was not elected.
Minneapolis Public Schools: All SEIU member endorsed school board candidates in Mpls Public Schools won their election.
Kim Ellison was elected handily as the At-Large member
Kerry Jo Felder narrowly as the District 2 member
Bob Walser as the District 4 member (narrowly defeating incumbent Josh Reinmetz)
Ira Jourdain in District 6 (narrowly defeating incumbent Tracine Asberry).
*The SEIU member endorsed education funding levy in Mpls passed by a very large margin.
Robbinsdale Public Schools: All three incumbents were re-elected: Helen Bassett, Sherry Tyrrell and John Vento. Bassett and Vento were SEIU member endorsed. SEIU member endorsed Andrea Bejarano-Robinson was not elected.
ROCORI Public Schools: SEIU member endorsed Sunny Hesse and Shannon Humbert won two of the three seats open. Incumbent Lynn Schurman was re-elected-taking the third seat-but incumbent Nadine Schnettler was defeated. SEIU member endorsed Nicole Bottelberghe was not elected.
St. Cloud Public Schools: SEIU member endorsed Shannon Haws was the top vote-getter for the four seats open. Monica Segura-Schwartz was in second place, SEIU member endorsed Jeff Pollreis was in third place, and the one incumbent running-Al Dahlgren-came in fourth for the last open seat. SEIU-endorsed candidates John Palmer and Ric Studer were not elected.
*In school board races 11 of 16 SEIU member endorsed candidates (69%) were elected. The one levy we supported prevailed.