Morgan Beats Peterson for House District 56B—By a Hair
Burnsville DFLer Will Morgan won the seat in a tight race against Lakeville Republican Roz Peterson.
It looks like southern Burnsville and northern Lakeville will be represented by DFLer Will Morgan, who came out ahead of Republican opponent Roz Peterson by less than one full percentage point.
According to the Minnesota Secretary of State. Peterson took 10,515 votes (49.5 percent) while Morgan tallied just 170 more at 10,685 votes (50.3 percent).
If he has the seat in new House District 56B in his grasp, Morgan has made a comeback from defeat in 2010, when the two-time house rep was unseated by Republican Pam Myhra. In that contest, Myhra won 50 percent to 46.5 percent.
The 2012 race pitted Peterson, a five-year veteran of the Lakeville School Board, against Morgan, a teacher at Burnsville High School.
• To see other local results, click here: Burnsville-Savage General Election Results 2012
• To see the results from races around the county, click here: Dakota County Election Results: Commissioners, Legislature, Judges
• To see state and federal results, click here: MINNESOTA ELECTION RESULTS: President, U.S. Senate, Congress and the Amendments