Republican Torrey Westrom easily won election to the new District 12 state Senate seat defeating Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) candidate Kari Dorry.
Westrom, of Alexandria, defeated the Ortonville Democrat 26,179 to 10,813.
We The People Party candidate Ashley Klingbeil, who had challenged Westrom’s residency in the district, received 1,485 votes, or 3.86%.
The new Senate District 12 includes all of Stevens, Big Stone, Swift, and Pope counties. It also includes the nine southeast townships of Douglas County, including the City of Alexandria. It adds 16 western townships of Stearns County.
Candidate Votes Percent
Torrey Westrom- R 26,179 68.01%
Kari Dorry – DFL 10,813 28.09%
Ashley Klingbeil – I 1,485 3.86%