Democratic primary elections for all 134 districts in the Minnesota House of Representatives took place on Aug. 9, 2022. Of the 134 districts up for election in 2022, 15 had a Democratic primary election with more than one candidate.
Across all contested Democratic primary elections, candidates raised $362,837. Incumbents raised an average of $22,078 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $8,332 per candidate.
Five primary elections with the most fundraising
The table below details the five Democratic primary elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.
|District 8B||$67,802||Mary Franson (R)||Alicia Kozlowski and Arik Forsman|
|District 52A||$55,503||Rick Hansen (D)||Liz Reyer and Sandra Masin|
|District 50B||$49,656||Andrew Carlson (D)||Steve Elkins and Andrew Carlson|
|District 33B||$47,438||Kelly Morrison (D)||Josiah Hill and Joe Widmer|
|District 62A||$44,993||Hodan Hassan (D)||Aisha Gomez and Osman Ahmed|
The officeholders above are listed for the current districts they hold. However, this is a redistricting year, so candidates have been identified below as incumbents even if they are running in a different district than they currently hold.
#1 District 8B – $67,802
Arik Forsman raised $43,005 and Alicia Kozlowski raised $24,797.
Alicia Kozlowski advanced to the general election with 56 percent of the vote and Arik Forsman received 44 percent of the vote.
#2 District 52A – $55,503
Incumbent Sandra Masin raised $7,700 and Incumbent Liz Reyer raised $47,803.
Liz Reyer advanced to the general election with 61 percent of the vote and Sandra Masin received 39 percent of the vote.
#3 District 50B – $49,656
Incumbent Andrew Carlson raised $23,127 and Incumbent Steve Elkins raised $26,529.
Steve Elkins advanced to the general election with 59 percent of the vote and Andrew Carlson received 41 percent of the vote.
#4 District 33B – $47,438
Josiah Hill raised $44,816 and Joe Widmer raised $2,622.
Josiah Hill advanced to the general election with 100 percent of the vote and Joe Widmer withdrew.
#5 District 62A – $44,993
Incumbent Aisha Gomez raised $37,178 and Osman Ahmed raised $7,815.
Aisha Gomez advanced to the general election with 69 percent of the vote and Osman Ahmed received 31 percent of the vote.
The data above are based on campaign finance reports that active Minnesota PACs submitted to the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines. State or federal law may require filers to submit additional reports.
|Report Name||Report Due Date|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2022|
|2022 Jul Semiannual||7/25/2022|
|2022 Jan Annual||1/31/2023|
This article is a joint publication from Ballotpedia and Transparency USA, who are working together to provide campaign finance information for state-level elections. Learn more about our work here.