Republican candidate Chad Anderson won the special election to replace Ann Lenczewski in the Minnesota House of Representatives.
The Feb. 9 election for the House District 50B seat vacated by Lenczewski was a close race, as Anderson defeated Democratic-Farmer-Labor candidate Andrew Carlson by 130 votes.
Anderson received 2,582 votes from constituents in the district, which is entirely within Bloomington. Carlson received 2,452 votes. By percentages, Anderson won with 51.2 percent to Carlson’s 48.7. Five write-in ballots were cast in the election, according to election information provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website.
“Even though the campaign was short, I spent hundreds of hours going door to door, on the phone and in talking with folks, and learned a lot,” Anderson said following the election. “Their message was clear. Work hard and stand up for the taxpayers. I look forward to rolling up my sleeves and getting to work for Bloomington.”