Created: 11/07/2012 11:24 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson
In North Metro election races yesterday, several incumbents were unseated by challengers. Here’s a breakdown of races in Andover, Ramsey, and St. Francis:
Incumbent Mike Gamache ran unopposed in the Andover mayoral race and won with 98 percent of the vote (13,264).
Incumbents Mike Knight and Sheri Bukkila retained two Andover City Council seats, earning 37 percent and 36 percent of the vote, respectively.
In the special election for the at-large Andover City Council seat left by Don Jacobson, Tony Howard won with 52 percent of the vote (7,090) over Val Holthus’ 48 percent of the vote (6,545).
Ramsey Mayor Bob Ramsey was unseated by Ward 4 Councilmember Sarah Strommen, who won 55 percent of the vote (6,879) compared to Ramsey’s 44 percent (5,492).
John LeTourneau won the at-large Ramsey City Council seat with 64 percent of the vote, defeating Joe Field by 3,255 votes.
For Ramsey City Council, Mark Kuzma won the Ward 2 seat over incumbent Colin McGlone, and Chris Riley won the Ward 4 seat over Wayne Buchholz.
In the St. Francis mayoral race, incumbent Jerry Tveit won over William Gardner by 722 votes. It will be his third term.
Tim Brown and Mike Haggard both earned at-large St. Francis City Council seats, earning 28 percent and 27 percent of the vote, respectively.
In the special election for the at-large St. Francis City Council seat, Amy Lazere defeated both Jesse James Jones and Dan Sherburne.