State House District 14A special election Feb. 12

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St. Paul, MN — Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie today (Tuesday, Jan. 8)  received a writ from Gov. Mark Dayton ordering a special election to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.

The special election is being held to fill the vacancy created in House District 14A when State Rep. Steve Gottwalt resigned.  A special primary election, if necessary, will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

The candidate filing period for the Senate seat begins Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, and ends Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at 5 p.m.  Candidates may file with either the Stearns County Auditor or the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State in St. Paul.  The candidate withdrawal period ends at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013.

Candidate and special election information will be posted on the Office of the Secretary of State website at:


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