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Incumbents Place First in City Council, School Board Primary Elections

Incumbents received the most votes for Fridley City Council and the Columbia Heights School Board in Tuesday's primary elections.

All results come from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. Winners are displayed in bold.

Incumbent Bob Barnette and Rick Wolfe won the primary Tuesday for seats on Fridley's city council Barnette received 58 percent of the vote and Wolfe won 33 to defeat challenger Bruce Rhea.

John Larkin, Lori Meyer, Grant Nichols, Mike Peterson and incumbents Ted Landwehr and Keith Roberts won the primary for seats on the board of the Columbia Heights School District (Independent School District No. 13), which includes part of Fridley. Larkin is a Fridley resident.

(D-MN) and , securing 90 percent of the votes, and will face in the general election.

Fridley Council

Candidate Vote Total Percent Bob Barnette 779 58 Rick Wolfe 448 33 Bruce Rhea 112 8

Columbia Heights School Board

Candidate Vote Total Percent Ted Landwehr 699 19 Lori Meyer 652 18 John Larkin 627 17 Keith S. Roberts 599 16 Grant Nichols 448 12 Mike Peterson 387 10 Jon M. Foss 299 8

District 5 U.S. Representative - DFL

Candidate Vote Total Percent Keith Ellison 30,603 90 Gregg A. Iverson 2,143 6 Gary Boisclair 1,397 4

Judicial Races

The two top candidates in each nonpartisan race move forward to the November 2012 election. With the majority of state precincts reporting, as of 12:30 a.m. Aug. 15, the results are:

Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice

In the Minnesota Supreme Court Chief Justice race, incumbent Lorie Skjerven Gildea along with Dan Griffith will move forward to the general election. Skjerven Gildea received nearly 50 percent of the votes, Griffith received about 29 percent of the votes. Jill Clark came in third with approximately 20 percent of the votes.

Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4

In the Minnesota Supreme Court Associate Chief Justice Seat 4 race, incumbent David Stras as well as Tim Tingelstad will move forward to the general election. David Stras received about 49 percent of the votes, Tingelstad received approximately 29 percent of the votes. Alan Nelson came in third with about 21percent of the vote.

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