UPDATED: Burnsville-Savage General Election Results 2012

The results are in (mostly): Check out Burnsville Patch's one-stop-shop for results from Burnsville and Savage.

Updated at 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 7

Want to stay up on election results? Below you will find up-to-the-minute election results for races in Burnsville-Savage: Legislative races, city council and mayoral races, county commission and school board. We'll be updating this article as soon as the tallies come in. To find results for the Presidential election, senate race, congressional election and constitutional amendment questions, you can find results on Patch by clicking here: .


* - Denotes incumbent

Senate District 51 (Eagan and Burnsville)



Total Votes


* Ted Daley

GOP 21096 46.7 percent

Jim Carlson

DFL 23969 53.1 percent

Senate District 56 (Burnsville, Savage and Lakeville)

Name Party Total Votes Percentage *Dan Hall GOP 14293 52.4 percent Leon Thurman DFL 12908
47.4 percent


House District 51A (Burnsville, Eagan)

Name Party Total Votes Percentage * Diane Anderson GOP 9354
44.3 percent Sandra Masin DFL 11724 
55.5 percent

House District 56A (Savage and Burnsville)

Note: Due to some strange error, we have not yet recieved the most up-to-date numbers. Check back.

Name Party Total Votes Percentage * Pam Myhra GOP 10905 53.9 percent Dave John Jensen DFL 9278 45.9 percent

House District 56B (Burnsville and Lakeville)

Name Party Total Votes Percentage Roz Peterson GOP 10515 49.5 percent Will Morgan DFL 10685
50.3 percent


Dakota County Commissioner, District 5 (Burnsville)

Name Total Votes Percentage Dave Giles 9308 37.5 percent * Liz Workman 15363 61.9 percent

Mayor of Burnsville

Name Total Votes Percentage *Elizabeth Kautz 16600 57.12 percent Jerry Willenburg 12379 42.6 percent

City Council

Name Total Votes Percentage Steve Cherney 9396 22.3 percent Bruce Johnson 9214 21.9 percent Suzanne Nguyen 9702 23 percent *Mary Sherry 13606 32.3 percent


Four-year Term

Name Total Votes Percentage *DeeDee Currier 7274 15.8 percent Steve Dove 6388 13.9 percent *Ron Hill 7137 15.5 percent Mark Korman 5206 11.3 percent Seema Pothini 4898 10.6 percent *Sandra Sweep 8866 19.2 percent Mark “MR. TEAK” Traikoff 6101
13.2 percent

Two-year Term

Name Total Votes Percentage Joshua Mathews 5738 32.7 percent Tom McCasey 5326 30.4 percent Robert VandenBoom 4694 36.2 percent

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Keith Best November 08, 2012 at 12:21 PM
The headlines should be screaming "Millions of Americans duped again". Axelrod and the Chicago gang ran one of the sleaziest campaigns ever defining Romney as something he was not. What is the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. Sadly, we will get more of the same from a president who was in over his head from day one. The Obamabots swallowed their lies, hook, line and sinker.
Jim Boone November 12, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Lets talk about duplicity. The main theme of the RNC was "We built that", was based on a lie. That comment, spoken by Obama, was a selective misleading edit by Fox News and rinsed and repeated by Romney. Later, in trying to win Ohio, Romney sent out a false ad saying Chrysler was going to outsource jobs to China. Additionally, in another example, at almost every rally, Romney falsely accused Obama of apologizing about America. After two years of campaigning, does anyone really know what Romney's REAL position on any issue was? Romney singlehandedly institutionalized flip flopping. In terms of Romney being portrayed as someone who he is not, I submit Romney's wounds were self inflicted. Whether is be the 47% comment, "I like to fire people", "I have friends who are NASCAR owners", "Corporations are people, My friend"- It would have been political malpractice not to use his own words against him. Personally, I did not want to vote for someone whose business empire was built by making profits by sending jobs overseas and hiding his profits overseas. That doesn't make me insane or an Obamabot, it makes me thankful to have supported our President. Secondly, many voters are seriously concerned about the Republicans bringing a form of European austerity to America. We can both go back and forth as to who ran the most duplicitous campaign. Romney was a deeply flawed candidate. Moving forward, can Democrats and Republicans work together to improve the country?


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