Federal, state and local offices are on the line.

Voters across the area served by MyVillager will head to the polls on Tuesday, November 8, to choose among candidates for U.S. representative, governor and lieutenant governor, attorney general, secretary of state, state auditor, state senator and state representative.Each ballot will also have a nonpartisan section with state and local judicial races and local races for county commissioner, county attorney and sheriff. Lilydale and Mendota Heights will each be electing a mayor and two City Council members.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on November 8. To find out what is on your ballot, consult the sample ballots below. Only contested races with two or more candidates per position are included in the sample ballots. The incumbent in the race, if any, is indicated with an asterisk after his or her name.

For information about voter registration, polling places, absentee ballots, early voting or other voter services, call the office of the Secretary of State at 651-215-1440 or visit sos.state.mn.us. In Saint Paul, you may call 651-266-2171 or visit ramseycounty.us. In Dakota County you may call 651-438-4305 or visit co.dakota.mn.us.


Governor and Lieutenant Governor—Tim Walz and Peggy Flanagan*, Scott Jensen and Matt Birk, Steve Patterson and Matt Huff, James McCaskel and David Sandbeck, Hugh McTavish and Mike Winter, Gabrielle M. Prosser and Kevin A. Dwire.

Secretary of State—Steve Simon*, Kim Crockett.

State Auditor— Julie Blaha*, Ryan Wilson, Will Finn, Tim Davis

Attorney General—Keith Ellison*, Jim Schultz.


U.S. Representative, District 4—May Lor Xiong, Betty McCollum*.

State Senator, District 64—Robert Bushard, Erin Murphy*.

State Senator, District 65—Paul Holm­gren, Sandy Pappas*.

State Senator, District 66—Mikki M. Murray, Clare Oumou Verbeten, Jeremy J. Peichel.

State Representative, District 64A— Dan Walsh, Kaohly Vang Her*.

State Representative, District 64B—Lorraine Englund, Dave Pinto*.

State Representative, District 65A—Miki Frost, John Schonebaum, Samakab Hussein.

State Representative, District 65B—Maria Isa Pérez-Hedges, Kevin Fjelsted.

State Representative, District 66A—Trace Johnson, Leigh Finke.

State Representative, District 66B—Jay Hill, Athena Hollins*.

Ramsey County Commissioner, District 3—David A. Singleton, Trista MatasCastillo*.

Ramsey County Commissioner, District 4—Darryl Spence, Rena Moran.

Ramsey County Commissioner, District 5—Bill Hosko, Rafael E. Ortega*.


U.S. Representative, District 2—Tyler Kistner, Paula M. Overby, Angie Craig*.

State Senator, District 52—Jim Carlson*, Stephen Lowell.

State Senator, District 53—Chris Rausch, Matt Klein*.

State Representative, District 52B— Cynthia Lonnquist, Ruth Richardson*.

State Representative, District 53A— Mary Frances Clardy, Todd Kruse, Brent Jacobson.

Dakota County Commissioner, District 3— Janine Hudson, Laurie Halverson*.

Dakota County Attorney— Matt Little, Kathy Keena*.

Judge, 1st District Court 11—Matthew R. Hanson, Charles F. Webber*.

Lilydale Mayor—John E. Diehl, Steve Grego.

Mendota Heights Mayor—John P. Maczko, Stephanie Levine*.

Mendota Heights City Council Member (elect two): Sally M. Lorberbaum, Jeff Nath, John R. Mazzitello*.


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