Columbia Heights Sees Huge Voter Turnout for Midterms

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More than 9,000 residents in Columbia Heights voted in the 2018 midterm elections this Tuesday, about 78 percent of the City’s total registered voters. That shatters the overall state percentage of 64 percent, which itself was the highest for a midterm election since 2002, according to preliminary estimates from the Secretary of State's Office.

These were the unofficial results: In the City races, all three incumbents—Mayor Donna Schmitt and Council members John Murzyn Jr. and Nick Novitsky—held their seats. Two Columbia Heights ballot questions—one aiming to shift oversight of the police department from the mayor to the City manager, and one aiming to extend the mayoral term from two years to four—did not pass. All three of the Columbia Heights Public Schools bond referendums passed, and school board incumbents Hala Asamarai, Molly Lewis, and Laura J. Palmer held their seats. The District 4 Anoka County commissioner seat was won by Mandy Meisner.

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