On April 10, three candidates will vie for the District 20 Senate seat formerly held by DFL Senator Gary Kubly, of Granite Falls, who passed away on March 2.
Minnesota House Representative Lyle Koenen, DFL of Clara City, defeated John Schultz of Correl during last Tuesday’s democratic primary election and will now face off against Republican Gregg Kulberg, of Hector, and Independent Party candidate Leon Greenslit of Olivia.
The winner of the April 10 election will receive a Certificate of election on April 17 and will serve through the end of 2012.
If Koenen is announced the winner of the Senate seat, there will not be another special Election to fill Koenen’s House seat as the 2012 Legislative sessions is slated to end before such an election would be concluded.
Because of redistricting, all House and Senate seats are up for election in November. Senate District 20 will be split into various districts but will largely be a part of new District 16 and District 17 which are divided by the Minnesota River.
Polling places are the ?Clarkfield City Hall for the City of Clarkfield, the Granite Falls City Hall for west Granite Falls and Minnesota Falls Township, and the Kilowatt Community Center for east Granite Falls and Granite Falls Township.
This will be the last time the Granite Falls polling places cater to their respective geographic areas, however. The two polling locations will swap service areas come the November election