Special Primary Elections will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 for Senate District 59 and House District 61B. The special primary elections will choose the candidates who will be on the ballot for the major political parties for the special elections to be held on January 10, 2012.
Special Elections will be held on January 10, 2012. The Senate District 59 vacancy was created when State Senator Lawrence J. Pogemiller was appointed by Governor Dayton to be the Director of the Office of Higher Education. The vacancy in House District 61B was created when Representative Jeff Hayden was elected and sworn in to serve as the Senator for District 61.