These are the results in the top five most expensive Minnesota State House elections

General elections for all 134 districts in the Minnesota House of Representatives took place on Nov. 8, 2022. Of the 134 districts up for election in 2022, 119 had a General election with more than one candidate.

Across all contested General elections, candidates raised $8.9 million. Incumbents raised an average of $51,310 per candidate and challengers raised an average of $28,289 per candidate.

Five general elections with the most fundraising

The table below details the five General elections with the most fundraising in the House of Representatives. Winning candidates’ names are in bold.

District Money Raised Officeholder Candidates
District 45A $276,597 Cedrick Frazier (D) Andrew Myers and Lauren Bresnahan
District 54A $208,455 Keith Franke (R) Brad Tabke, Erik Mortensen, and Ryan Martin
District 35A $174,300 John Heinrich (R) Zack Stephenson and John Heinrich
District 42B $163,354 Jamie Becker-Finn (D) Ginny Klevorn and Jackie Schroeder
District 33B $160,183 Kelly Morrison (D) Josiah Hill and Mark Bishofsky

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 45A – $276,597

Lauren Bresnahan raised $175,224 and Andrew Myers raised $101,373.

Andrew Myers won with 53 percent of the vote and Lauren Bresnahan received 47 percent of the vote.

#2 District 54A – $208,455

Incumbent Erik Mortensen raised $121,912, Brad Tabke raised $86,543, and Ryan Martin raised.

Brad Tabke won with 52 percent of the vote, Erik Mortensen received 44 percent of the vote, and Ryan Martin received 4 percent of the vote.

#3 District 35A – $174,300

Incumbent John Heinrich raised $58,060 and Incumbent Zack Stephenson raised $116,239.

Zack Stephenson won with 52 percent of the vote and John Heinrich received 48 percent of the vote.

#4 District 42B – $163,354

Incumbent Ginny Klevorn raised $87,936 and Jackie Schroeder raised $75,418.

Ginny Klevorn won with 61 percent of the vote and Jackie Schroeder received 39 percent of the vote.

#5 District 33B – $160,183

Josiah Hill raised $80,207 and Mark Bishofsky raised $79,976.

Josiah Hill won with 54 percent of the vote and Mark Bishofsky received 46 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. Political expenditures that are not controlled by candidates or their campaigns, known as satellite spending, are not included in candidate totals. Federal PACs are not required to report to state agencies. Transparency USA publishes campaign finance data following major reporting deadlines.

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.