Tuesday’s Primary Election Preview

Tuesday’s primary elections have some key state and federal seats up for grabs in Minnesota, along with Sheriff’s races in St. Louis and Douglas County.

Starting in St. Louis County for the 8th Congressional race:

On the Republican side incumbent Pete Stauber is running against Harry Welty.

Pete Stauber      Harry Welty

On the Democratic side Jen Shultz is running against John Munter. Shultz was formally a state representative.

Jen Schultz      John Munter

One from each party will advance to the November election.

State Representative 8A:

On the Republican side, Art Johnston is facing off against Allan Kehr II.

Art Johnston

On the DFL side incumbent Liz Olson is running unopposed with her party. She and one candidate from the Republican side will also face off in November.

Liz Olson

Finally, State Representative District 8:

Republican Becky Hall is running unopposed.

Becky Hall

Arik Forsman and Alicia Kozlowski are running against each other. Forsman is Duluth City Council President. Kozlowski is the Community Relations Officer for the City of Duluth.

Arik Forsman      Alicia Kozlowski

One candidate from each party will head to the November election.


Meanwhile, there are two big races for Sheriff’s in St. Louis County and Douglas County.

In St. Louis County current undersheriff Jason Lukovsky is running against former Duluth police chief Gordan Ramsay and Moose Lake police officer Chad Walsh.

Jason Lukovsky       Gordon Ramsay      Chad Walsh

Whoever wins will take over for longtime St. Louis County Sheriff Ross Litman who is retiring at the end of the year.

In the race for Douglas County Sheriff, current detective with the office Matthew Izzard is running against current deputy Brian Witt and County Board Chair Mark Liebaert.

Matthew Izzard      Brian Witt      Mark Liebaert

Whoever wins in the primary will take over for longtime Sheriff Tom Dalbec who is also retiring.


Sample ballots are linked below.

St Louis Pub-22-7-14-9-22-23 (stlouiscountymn.gov)

WI Douglas 220809 Partisan Primary Election 6050-22-6-14-8-19-28 (douglascountywi.org)

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