North suburban House races set for November

Only primary will be in District 41B


Minnesota House incumbents in the Roseville Review and Bulletin newspapers coverage areas will all be vying to retain their seats, with candidate filing having closed June 5.

DFL Rep. Connie Bernardy is seeking her seventh non-consecutive term in the House representing District 41A. Bernardy is running against Republican Susan Erickson, who came up short as a New Brighton City Council candidate last fall. 

District 41A covers the north half of New Brighton, along with Fridley and Spring Lake Park.

DFL Rep. Mary Kunseh-Podein is seeking her second term in the House representing District 42A. DFL challenger Jeffrey Alan Wagner threw his hat into the race on the last day of filing and the two will square off in the Aug. 14 primary.

District 41B covers the southern half of New Brighton, St. Anthony and Columbia Heights.

Republican Rep. Randy Jessup is seeking his second term in the House representing District 42A, against DFL challenger Kelly Moller.

Of all the area House races, if recent history is an indicator, 42A is likely to be tightest. The 2014 race was decided by 220 votes, while the 2016 race was decided by 125. The district is made up of Arden Hills, Mounds View, much of Shoreview and a small section of Blaine.

DFL Rep. Jamie Becker-Finn is seeking her second term in the House representing District 42B. She’s being challenged by Republican candidate Yele-Mis Yang. 

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

The race in House District 66A, which covers Falcon Heights, Lauderdale, much of Roseville and parts of St. Paul, is a rematch of both the 2014 and 2016 elections.

Republican challenger Jon Heyer is once again seeking to unseat DFL Rep. Alice Hausman, who is seeking her 16th term in the House.

Election Day is Nov. 6.


– Mike Munzenrider can be reached at or 651-748-7813

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