No surprises as incumbents cruise in 41A, 41B, 42B and 66A

It was all comfortable margins for the DFL incumbents in House districts 41A, 41B, 42B and 66A, who by the end of Election Day on Nov. 6 had all tallied at least 60 percent of the vote in their respective races to win.

Rep. Connie Bernardy won 41A with nearly 65 percent of the vote, and will begin her eighth, non-consecutive term in the House this January. She beat GOP challenger Susan Erickson, who tallied 35 percent of the vote.

District 41A includes Fridley, northern New Brighton and part of Spring Lake Park.

Rep. Mary Kunesh-Podein will begin her second term in the House for 41B next year having won 65 percent of the vote against independent Tim Utz, who won 34 percent. District 41B is made up of Columbia Heights, St. Anthony and the southern half of New Brighton.

Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn will also be off to the Capitol for her second term next year representing District 42B. She won 60 percent of the vote, topping Republican challenger Yele-Mis Yang, who came in with 39 percent.

District 42B covers Gem Lake, Little Canada, Vadnais Heights and parts of Roseville and Shoreview.

House fixture Rep. Alice Hausman won her 17th term in a resounding fashion, squaring off for the third time since 2014 in 66A against Republican Jon Heyer. Hausman ran away with it by winning nearly 74 percent of the vote to Heyer’s 26 percent.

District 66A is made up of Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, much of Roseville and bits of St. Paul.

 

–Mike Munzenrider can be reached at mmunzenrider@lillienews.com or 651-748-7813. 

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