When the final result of Tuesday’s midterm elections came in, one thing was clear about Redwood County: it is about as Republican as it gets. In all statewide contests in which party affiliation was a concern, Redwood County elected the Republican every time.
That doesn’t mean those candidates won statewide, however. Although Redwood County preferred Republican Scott Jensen for governor, Democrat Tim Walz still came out ahead in the end.
Redwood County also prefered the GOP’s Ryan Wilson for state auditor, while Democrat Julie Blaha won. For attorney general, the county also prefered Jim Schultz to Keith Ellison, although Ellison came out ahead statewide.
Two southwest Minnesota Republican incumbents were reelected with Redwood County’s help: State Senator Gary Dahms of Redwood Falls, and House Representative Paul Torkelson of Hanska.

Here is a list of Redwood County’s countywide results, along with city council results. Candidates who ran unopposed are not listed here.

Redwood County results:

U.S. House District 7:
Michelle Fischbach, GOP: 4,666
Jill Abahsain, Dem: 1,425
Governor:
Scott Jensen, GOP: 4,582
Tim Walz, Dem: 1,699
Secretary of State:
Kim Crockett, GOP: 4,453
Steve Simon, Dem: 1,922
Auditor:
Ryan Wilson, GOP: 4,575
Julie Blaha, Dem: 1,490
Attorney General:
Jim Schultz, GOP: 4,723
Keith Ellison, Dem: 1,674
State Senate District 15:
Gary Dahms, GOP: 5,071
Anita Gaul, Dem: 1,353
State House District 15B:
Paul Torkelson, GOP: 4,911
Tom Kuster, Dem: 1,475
County Commissioner District 2:
James Salfer: 747
Tiffany Lesmeister-Knott: 694
Council Member (Belview):
Linda Sullivan: 80
Myrle Peterson: 121
Roger Beavers: 48
Council Member (Clements):
Roy Clark: 18
Heather Lothert: 41
Patrick Nelsen: 53
Council Member (Lamberton)
David G. Irlbeck: 236
Leah Bittner: 210
Council Member (Lucan):
Robert F. Plaetz: 75
Megin Nordby: 48
Council Member (Milroy)
John W. Christensen: 79
Drew Olson: 71
Council Member at Large (Redwood Falls):
Jim Sandgren: 1,192
Don Hazen: 477
Council Member (Revere):
Robert Albertson: 17
Connie Lambert: 20
Council Member (Sanborn):
Jeremiah Frasher: 103
Mary J. Fennern: 97
Council Member (Vesta):
Joseph Bitton: 32
Brian Swedzinski: 54
Brandi Samyn: 66
Dalton Taylor: 40
Mayor (Walnut Grove):
Paul D. Hamer: 27
Paulette Koch: 193
Council Member (Walnut Grove)
Stefanie Arner-Algyer: 144
Brandon Willard: 40
Anthony Gielczyk: 71
Yeng Yeng: 147
Mayor (Wanda):
Karen Weber: 27
Roger Frericks: 9

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