Hennepin County Commissioner Races 2012
Find out all the details about candidates seeking a place on the County Board.
Because of redistricting, five of seven Hennepin County Board positions are on the ballot this year.
Races with more than two candidates will have a primary Tuesday, Aug. 14. The top two candidates will then advance to the Nov. 6 general election.
Below is a list of this year’s candidates. Click on the candidates’ names to read find out more about them. Candidates whose names aren’t linked did not respond to request for comments. (Patch did not profile 1st District candidates because there are no Patch sites in the district.)
Major cities are listed below each district. For a detailed look at districts, view the PDF to the right of this article.
Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Crystal, New Hope, Osseo and Robbinsdale
- Mike Opat
- Chris Rains
- Joy Marsh Stephens
2nd District (special election)
Golden Valley, Medicine Lake, part of Plymouth and St. Anthony
- Leslie Davis
- Steve Dehler
- Rolf Erickson
- Linda Higgins
- Tonia Johnson
- Kathleen Murdock
- Paula Pentel
- Roger Smithrud
- Blong Yang
St. Louis Park and part of Minneapolis
- No election
Fort Snelling and Part of Minneapolis
- No election
Bloomington, Eden Prairie and Richfield
Deephaven, Edina, Excelsior, Greenwood, Hopkins, Long Lake, Minnetonka, Minnetonka Beach, Orono, Shorewood, Spring Park, Tonka Bay, Wayzata and Woodland
Maple Grove, part of Plymouth
- Jeff Johnson