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Election 101: Get to Know Northfield's Candidates

Who's running for what?

Who's running for what?

It's a common question overheard all too often over a cup of coffee.

Patch has compiled basic biographical information from this year's batch of candidates in races that include Northfield. Candidates who responded have their names as links. Those without links did not respond to our request. Again, the links will bring you to pages with purely biographical information. These pages are meant to be a start in your own research of candidates. 

In the coming days we'll run Q&As for candidates who are in next week's Primary Election. Those races include Northfield's At-Large and Second Ward races, where two candidates from each race will continue on to the General Election in November. Once we're past the Primary Election, you'll be able to find more candidate coverage on Northfield Patch leading up to Election Day.

In addition to our coverage of all the races, Patch encourages you to visit the Northfield News, Northfield.org, Locally Grown Northfield and listen to KYMN Radio to get a more complete picture of this year's election. No one outlet will cover it all, so it's important to seek out as much information as possible to be as informed as you can before heading to the polls on Aug. 14 and Nov. 6.

Also be sure to visit candidates' websites, find them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter. Now more than ever candidates are finding new ways to share information about themselves. You can find many of those links on the pages linked below.

You can also find out more information about the candidates by checking out our we ran after the filing period ended.


The races

Northfield Mayoral

Northfield's At-Large

Northfield's Second Ward

Northfield's Third Ward

  • (incumbent)

Rice County's District 1 (Dundas, Northfield's Ward 4, Precinct 2 and Ward 2, Precinct 1, many townships)

  • Jake Gillen (incumbent)

District 2 (Represents all of Northfield except Ward 4, Precinct 2 and Ward 2, Precinct 1)

  • Galen Malecha (incumbent)
  • Jeff Quinnell

Minnesota Senate District 20

  • (DFL endorsed)
  • Mike Dudley (Republican endorsed)
  • Gene Thomas Kornder (Republican)

Minnesota House District 20B

  • (DFL endorsed)
  • (Republican endorsed)

    Minnesota Senate District 58 (Dakota County precinct of Northfield)

    • (DFL endorsed)
    • Dave Thompson (Republican endorsed) 

    Minnesota House District 58B (Dakota County precinct of Northfield)

    • (DFL endorsed)
    •  (Republican endorsed) 

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